A cyberattack on Pokémon is forcing the Japanese company to reset some users’ passwords

Pokémon Company After discovering this, the company reset passwords for some users’ accounts as a protective measure malicious actors they tried Put your system at risk of invoices even though they were unable to carry them out no malicious activity. The Japanese video game company recently showed a Warning on the official support website Warning users that they have encountered malicious activity behavior on their systems, specifically an attempt to “compromise the account system.”

To stop the attack, Pokémon continued to suspend user accounts that could be affected so that cybercriminals cannot access these accounts or conduct illegal activities with them. Now the warning shared on the support website has been removed and the company has confirmed the same that these attempts at activity had no consequences malicious However, in order to protect users, some passwords of the attacked accounts have been reset.

This was announced by the spokesperson for the Pokémon Company. Daniel Benkwittin statements to TechCrunch, which assured this the accounting system “was not compromised”It is detailed that only 0.1 percent of accounts were attacked by cybercriminals. As Benkwitt explained, the incident discovered was specifically “an attempt to log into some accounts,” and in order to prevent those accounts from being compromised, They asked affected users to reset their passwords.

On the other hand, the spokesperson recalled that for those users who were not affected by the attempted attack, You do not need to reset your login details. According to the same media, this was an attempt to compromise Pokémon account systems It may have been a type of cyberattack known as credential stuffing.

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This is a technique that malicious actors use to access personal accounts by a Set of stolen credentials to attempt to access multiple accounts At the same time, it exploits the fact that some users repeat their login credentials across different services. For example, this type of attack was seen in the recent cyberattack on TV streaming platform Roku, which affected more than 15,000 user accounts.

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