Lifeboat, a platform that provides gamers with an option to run servers for playing customised and multiplayer version of Minecraft suffered a data breach in January 2016 in which login details of seven million users were stolen. Now, someone has leaked the stolen data or Dark Web and other underground hacking forums and researchers at data breach notification company Hacked-DBhave grabbed it.
The breach was actually discovered by Troy Hunt of haveibeenpwned but at that time the data was only available at his platform while LifoBoat, on the other hand, didn’t bother to inform its users until the news about this breach went public in April 2016. However, just when Lifeboat thought the nightmare is over; the data has gone public creating yet another issue for the company.
According to a statement back in April LifeBoat said that,
“When this happened [in] early January we figured the best thing for our players was to quietly force a password reset without letting the hackers know they had limited time to act. If they alerted people about passwords being reset they would’ve basically been telling the hackers to hurry up and ALL data would’ve been stolen.”