Blank Media Games Data Breach Leaves 8 Million Users Vulnerable

Just today, ‘Blank Media Games,’ developer and producer of the internet-based deception game ‘Town of Salem,’ has announced that their database has experience a data leak. Hackers have successfully created a backdoor leaking user’s IP Address, password, username and many more private information. The company urges those who have not to change their usernames and passwords to other services should they use the same for ‘Town of Salem.’

‘Blank Media Games’ Data Breach


Between December 23rd and December 25th, hackers have successfully created a backdoor into ‘Blank Media Games’s’ database and leaked user’s IP Address, username, password, game activity information and forum activity. Thankfully enough, no payment methods such as VISA or credit card information were leaked. In a series of e-mail sent to each and every member of ‘Town of Salem,’ the e-mail states the following…

We value your business and respect the privacy of your information, which is why, as a precautionary measure, we are writing to let you know about a data security incident that may involve your personal information. Between December 23rd and December 25th 2018, hackers created a backdoor into our database and used it to download player information. We learned about this incident the night of January 1st.

‘Blank Media Games’

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How Many Leaked Users?


‘Blank Media Games’ refuses to give an exact number nor they can, but officials state that somewhere around 7.6 million user’s username, password, IP Address, game activity, and forum activity has been leaked to the public by the hacker’s backdoor. In a recent turn of events, it seems that the data breach has not just stopped at 7.6 million, but kept growing, reaching a staggering 8 million players. The company urges anyone who might use the same login credentials to ‘Town of Salem’ for their e-mail or any other private account to change it as soon as possible.

Notification of Breach


Written below is the complete e-mail that ‘Blank Media Games’ has sent out to all of its players after the initial discovery of the breach. The file has not been tempered in any way and is raw apart from a few italicization of words.

We value your business and respect the privacy of your information, which is why, as a precautionary measure, we are writing to let you know about a data security incident that may involve your personal information. Between December 23rd and December 25th 2018, hackers created a backdoor into our database and used it to download player information. We learned about this incident the night of January 1st.

The data accessed may have included personal information such as your email, encrypted password, ‘Town of Salem’ username, IP address, game activity information (games played, etc), and forum activity. The data accessed did not include any payment information. ‘Blank Media Games’ does not handle payments and does not have access to your credit card information, ‘PayPal’ information, ‘Steam’ payment information, or mobile payment information at any point.

We value your privacy and deeply regret that this incident occurred. We are conducting a thorough review of the potentially affected systems, and will notify you if there are any significant developments.

We have implemented additional security measures designed to prevent a recurrence of such an attack, and to protect the privacy of your valued information. The company also is working closely with law enforcement to ensure the incident is properly addressed.

In order to ensure you are not affected by this incident, please make sure to change your Town of Salem account password here.

IMPORTANT: You should also change the password for any service (email, banks, other games, etc) that used the same password as your Town of Salem password.

For further information and assistance, please contact our customer service at info@blankmediagames.com.

Sincerely,
The ‘Blank Media Games’ Team

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