Activision Claims Activision Account Hacks are Fake
Yesterday, we reported a rumored hacking of 500,000+ Activision accounts, but we have an update of sorts now. Activision’s Support Twitter sent out a message this morning, claiming the account hacking is all fake. Activision has pointed out that anyone who has seen major changes to their Activision account should be receiving emails that these things are happening.
Now, this has become a pretty interesting story! We can’t imagine Activision trying to cover up something so huge, but nothing is impossible these days. Most of the proof seems to lie in Tweets from regular people playing Activision games.
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Even if this instance was fake, Call of Duty/Activision account hacks isn’t exactly new. After all, when these things happen, it tends to be months before a player can restore ownership of their account. Despite several people going on Twitter saying the hack is real, there are some kinks in this story.
The first is the official statement from Activision:
“ Activision Call of Duty accounts have not been compromised. Reports suggesting otherwise are not accurate. We investigate all privacy concerns. As always we recommend that players take precaution to protect their accounts at all times.”
They follow up with a link to helpful hints to protect and secure your account. PrototypeWarehouse has posted twice about the breach, claiming to have seen solid proof.
Another Twitter user, Hadleyno1 followed up by saying their email had been changed in the Modern Warfare game settings, and the hacker bypassed the security code sent to their phone and got into their PSN account.
However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, as much as hacking stories can be. In regards to the Activision account hacking being claimed to be fake, the originally Twitter user who broke the story, oRemmyYT has had their account suspended. Perhaps it’s because they falsely claimed a hacking spree went on.
With that, it’s become a much more interesting story. If it’s a hoax, nothing is lost by being secure and changing your passwords. If it’s a cover-up, it’s shameful and disappointing, to say the least. We’ll be keeping our eyes on the Activision account hack story as it develops, and hopefully find out if it’s really fake news or not. However, we do think it’s at least pretty interesting that Activision Support is not allowing comments on the hack post.
What do you guys think? Did this hack happen to you? If so, please feel free to reach out to us with proof of the event occurring! Just drop us a line with proof of the Activision hack to [email protected].