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1,800 Minecraft Passwords Leak – You Probably Don’t Need to Worry

by Joey Davidson | January 22, 2015January 22, 2015 12:15 pm PDT

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When I first saw this story pop up this morning, I sort of worried about my online security for a stint. It appeared, according to some headlines, that Mojang had been hacked and tons of Minecraft passwords had spilled online.

Not really the case. Not the case at all, in fact. To quell some of the panic, Mojang put up a post about personal security and what, exactly, happened with the 1,800 Minecraft leak.

Was Mojang hacked?

No! We haven’t been hacked. A bunch of bad people have tricked some of our users into disclosing their account information. We’ve emailed everyone affected, and reset all compromised passwords. If you haven’t received an email from us, you don’t need to worry.

No-one has gained access to the Mojang mainframe. Even if they did, we store your passwords in a super encrypted format. Honestly, you don’t need to panic.

That last bit about not needing to panic is the important thing. If you haven’t received an email from Mojang, you’re probably good.

Mojang talks about how this whole thing went down, and it turns out users were duped into giving out their information through phishing scams. Look, don’t give away your passwords to anyone ever.

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Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...