The 2K Games support warns of a hacking on its platform and urges users to take precautions
During the last night, 2k Games announced that an unauthorized third party has illegally accessed the company's customer service platform. Therefore, they have notified all users who do not do click in the links of their support page or open the emails from the editor.
Our support portal will remain offline as we continue dealing with this matter, explained the statement. We will notify you when you can interact with the official emails of the 2K help service, and we will give you additional information about how you can protect them better against any malicious activity.
Apparently, this attached link in the emails disguised himself as a link to download a 2K own customer, but he would really make users install a Malware designed to steal saved passwords in the browsers, information with which they could even access the accounts Banking of the victims. It seems that one of the first to realize this was the Reddit Tron fan user, who checked the ZIP file and was doubtful before installing it.
In the event that users have done click in the email links, 2K recommends immediately change the passwords saved in web browsers, activate multifactorial authentication whenever possible, install and execute an antivirus and check the configuration of the 2K account to see if any forwarding rule has been added or modified in personal email accounts.
Interestingly, the news comes after Rockstar Games suffered a hacking that revealed almost a hundred images and videos about Grand Theft Auto VI; In both cases, companies are Take-Two Interactive subsidiaries, their parent company.