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ESEA hacked, 1.5 million records leaked after alleged failed extortion attempt

09
Jan
2017
ESEA hacked, 1.5 million records leaked after alleged failed extortion attempt

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E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA), one of the largest competitive video gaming communities on the planet, was hacked last December. As a result, a database containing 1.5 million player profiles was compromised.

On Sunday, ESEA posted a message to Twitter, reminding players of the warning issued on December 30, 2016, three days after they were informed of the hack. Sunday’s message said the leak of player information was expected, but they’ve not confirmed if the leaked records came from their systems.

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