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Over 2.5 million gamers details hacked

Press Association logoPress Association 1/02/2017 Martyn Landi

The details of more than 2.5 million gamers have reportedly been hacked after a cyber breach on two popular video games forums.

The XBOX360 ISO and PlayStation's PSP ISO forum, both unofficial sites where players share links to download free and pirated versions of games, were reportedly stolen in September 2015 with email addresses and passwords compromised.

According to monitoring website haveibeenpwned.com, which tracks cyber breaches, the details have since been shared publicly online.

Robert Capps from NuData Security warned internet users this was the latest reminder to use unique passwords across online accounts to keep data out of the hands of cyber criminals.

"While this site is mostly used to distribute pirated copies of games, DVDs and BluRays, consumers who use the forums need to make sure that they are vigilant," he said

"This data is likely to be sold on the Dark Web and used for future cyber crime."

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the breach.

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