Minecraft Players Hit by Phishing Scam

Over one thousand Minecraft players have been hit by a phishing scam, Mojang has revealed. Mojang reset 1,800 user passwords after log-in details were posted online. All affected users have been notified by e-mail.

Owen Hill of Mojang posted on the company’s official blog that users had been fooled into entering their log-in details on web pages posing as genuine Mojang sites.

A spokesperson for Microsoft, owner of Mojang, told newspaper The Guardian, “We can confirm that no Mojang.net service was compromised and that normal industry procedures for dealing with situations like this were put in place to reset passwords for the small number of affected accounts.”

“When we discover lists of gamertags, usernames and passwords posted online, we take immediate action to protect our customers by reviewing for valid credentials and resetting account access when necessary.”

Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun