Over 1.3 million user records including email addresses, phone number and IP addresses belonging to players of MMO game, Stalker Online are being sold on dark web forums.
No financial data appears to be contained within the stolen information.
However, cyber criminals can still carry out credential stuffing, phishing attacks, email and phone scams and will have an increased potential to hack email passwords with the stolen data obtained.
According to a PR Representative from Stalker Online, the sale of these user records are a result of an attack on Stalker Online’s MSK server in early May. This attack resulted in the hacker-for-hire, known as Instakilla, stealing the data and altering Stalker Online’s homepage.
Stalker Online is a free to play, post-apocalyptic MMORPG developed by Australian studio BigWorld Technology, a subsidiary of Wargaming.net. The game is especially popular among hardcore gamers in Russia and Eastern Europe, and is available in both English and Russian.