Recently, news surfaced online that read “500,000 Activision Accounts Hacked and user login data has been compromised.” This has led a lot of Activision account holders left worried if they are affected by the major data breach, that was said to have occurred on Sunday. Activision accounts are used by the players of Call of Duty and Call of Duty Mobile that is linked to the game to save the game progress. Having the Activision accounts hacked means that every COD and COD Mobile player whosoever has linked their Call of Duty accounts to an Activision account, might have their game progress data in danger. According to an online source, all the Activision accounts that have been compromised, and their login credentials are released publicly on online forums.
The rumor about the Activision accounts being hacked was first reported by a Twitter user, and then later retweeted by some other gamers, including Okami. Since the rumor surfaced, many Activision account holders rushed to changed their account password to make sure their account is safe. But, finally, after two days of the rumor, that was spreading like a wildfire, Activision has poured cold water on top, making an official statement regarding the data breach.
Activision Statement on “500,000 Call of Duty Accounts Hacked”
Activision, after two days, cleared the rumor by releasing an official statement on September 22. According to the statement given by an Activision official, “Activision Call of Duty accounts have not been compromised. Reports suggesting otherwise are not accurate.” Furthermore, they said that they actively monitor any privacy concerns and, if this has been the case, then they would have officially alerted the account holders to taker proper security measures to secure their accounts. As of now, no news about the Activision accounts hack bear any weight and thus not be believed. Other than that, users who are worried about any such scenario in the future can take some important measures to secure their accounts that we have discussed below.
How to Keep Your Activision Account Safe
Not just the Activision account, but by following the given measures, you can keep any of your online accounts safe from any kind of data breach. Please read all the measures carefully and follow the ones that you are not already up to.
- Always create a strong password, containing an unpredictable combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. You must be more than seven characters long.
- Never use the same password for all your online accounts. Always have a different set of passwords for each account you have.
- Never share your account credentials with anyone, unless you completely trust them.
- Be aware while signing in with your accounts on shared devices, including mobiles or PC.
- Never enter your account details on any untrusted websites claiming to provide free items, including in-game currency, stuff, etc.
In case your Activision account is compromised, please read the very last section provided HERE.
The news about the Activision accounts being compromised is not true, and officials have also confirmed the same. The Internet is the home to rumors and, anything can go viral on the internet at any point in time. We must not believe whatever we see on the internet blindly, and most importantly, do not share any such news without proper research. But, do not forget to share this news to calm your friends, family, and anyone who has their Call of Duty account linked with Activision, to make sure they are not worried anymore.