Insider Gaming is reporting they have confirmed a data breach of Activision which took place on December 4th, 2022. Contained in the breach were details of upcoming Call of Duty games, DLC, and sensitive employee information.
The original hacker reportedly breached one computer at Activision which belonged to an HR employee and, as such, they were able to gather full names, emails, phone numbers, salaries, places of work, addresses, and more.
The hack also included information on Modern Warfare 2's upcoming DLC, Call of Duty 2023, codenamed "Jupiter", and Call of Duty 2024, codenamed "Cerberus".
Much of the info ended up in the hands of a Twitter user that goes by the handle @vxunderground, who posted various bits of information on their Twitter account after the original hacker was unable to sell the breached data.
Insider Gaming was not able to verify if Activision informed its employees of the breach.
UPDATE 2/22/2023: Perhaps not surprisingly, Activision did NOT notify employees of the breach until this past week when the screenshots of spreadsheets showing employee names and sometimes details like their company email and office location data were shared online.
Responding to the incident, Activision Spokesperson Joseph Christinat said that the issue was "quickly resolved" and asserted that the breach didn't disclose sensitive employee data... but that statement was prior to the spreadsheets showing up online and no statement has been given post screenshot sharing yet.
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