Roblox ALERT after hackers stole ‘sensitive documents’ by blackmailing employees

ONLINE GAMING PLATFORM Roblox has alerted millions of users worldwide following a cyber attack in which hackers stole data including members’ personal information.

Corresponding motherboard, Cyber ​​criminals made off with a cache of internal documents worth a whopping 4GB of data.

Roblox is one of the most popular games in the world


Roblox is one of the most popular games in the worldPhoto credit: Getty

The data was stolen from an employee of the company before the crooks put it online.

It contained the names, email addresses and identification documents of several people and was part of an extortion scheme against Roblox, the company said in a statement.

“Roblox was actively investigating a phishing incident in which a Roblox employee was targeted by cybercriminals (using socially engineered tactics/using highly personalized fear tactics),” the company said.

“These stolen documents were obtained illegally as part of an extortion scheme with which we did not wish to cooperate.

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“We acted quickly upon learning of the incident, hired independent experts to complement our information security team, and tuned our systems to attempt to detect and prevent similar attempts.”

Roblox lets developers create their own games and virtual worlds through one platform and makes money by implementing microtransactions.

as it stands The platform boasts around 43.2 million daily active users worldwide. An increase of 19 million from the end of 2019.

To put that more into reality, it’s used in some form by at least half of the kids in the US.

So it should come as no surprise that the gaming juggernaut is estimated at a whopping $68 billion.

If you’re a Roblox user, it may be worth changing your password on the platform as a precaution.

News of the hack comes just months after the platform experienced a mysterious outage that enraged players for several hours, with some even threatening to leave Roblox for Minecraft instead.

The reason for the outage was never disclosed.

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