1.5 million ESEA records leaked in data breach

Competitive gaming community E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) has had its customer data leaked after cyber criminals held the data to ransom.

A security warning was released by ESEA on December 30th, stating that cyber criminals had got hold of customer data and was holding it to ransom.

Data leaked included:

  • Names
  • Email addresses
  • Gaming IDs
  • Hashed passwords
  • Dates of birth
  • Phone numbers

Customer records posted online

A post yesterday (01/08/2017) revealed that the data had now been posted online and said, “We have been working around the clock to further fortify security and will bring our website online shortly when that next round is complete.”

LeakedSource, a breach notification website, claimed to have obtained a total of 1,503,707 ESEA user records. It claimed the hack only emerged after the website’s administrators failed to pay a ransom demand of $50,000.

ESEA has contacted the FBI.