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Activision: Call of Duty accounts are not being hacked, reports are false

Published: 13:37, 22 September 2020
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Following reports that Call of Duty is going through the worst hack in its history, Activision rushed to refute the claims, insisting that no such thing is happening.

It all started a few days ago, when Twitter user oRemyy wrote that even though it's not public knowledge yet, Call of Duty is going through the biggest hack in the history of the franchise. His Twitter account has since been deleted, but TechRaptor thankfully took screenshots before that.

"I have never in my life seen a hack this badly on such a large scale. This is 10x worse than the notorious PS3 hack", he wrote, attaching an image of the Anonymous group's masked poster-boy. 

Activision today responded, writing, "Activision Call of Duty accounts have not been compromised. Reports suggesting otherwise are not accurate.  We investigate all privacy concerns. As always we recommend that players take precaution to protect their accounts at all times."

Unfortunately, this is where things get pretty muddy, as multiple sources claim that the Call of Duty account hacks are very much real. Data miner Prototype Warehouse said he's seen solid proof, which was further corroborated by prominent leakster Okami. 

Okami said that more than 500,000 accounts have been breached and that the hacking is still ongoing. Granted, it looks like the hacks only compromised accounts without two-factor authentication (2FA), but it's still serious stuff. 

Given that Activision's explanation came today, it's clear they're sticking to the official explanation, i.e. that the hacks aren't happening at all. Whether you believe them or not, however, it's probably best to make sure your Call of Duty account has 2FA, just to be certain.

Thanks, TechRaptor .

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