Words With Friends Data Stolen in Breach That Could Affect 218 Million Users

One of the most popular mobile games in the United States has been breached by a Pakistani hacker who goes by the alias Gnosticplayers. He told the Hacker News that on and before September 2, he was able to access data belonging to all players who installed the game on iOS and Android—which would amount to approximately 218 million users.

On September 12, Word With Friends parent company Zynga released a statement notifying users that their data from Words With Friends and popular sister title Draw Something had been compromised. The stolen data includes names, email addresses, login IDs, hashed passwords, phone numbers, and Facebook IDs. They do not believe any financial information was accessed.

Attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of data breach victims.  We are currently investigating this matter, as well as other data breaches.  If you believe that your information may have been unlawfully accessed, please contact us to discuss your legal options.