German website heise online is reporting a Minecraft data breach that affects at least 1800 users. The breach is thought to have happened through a phishing attack and the number of users affected could grow. Right now they have verified a list of 1800 usernames and passwords and have authenticated a few of them. This could be a low level breach but a broader attack hasn’t been ruled out. Might be a good time to change your Minecraft password about now, just to take precautions.
Data breaches are becoming commonplace these days and with Minecraft sporting over 100 million users, this could be a big one if it doesn’t turn out to be a dud. In case you’ve forgotten, strong passwords are essential to protecting any of your accounts and if the service you are using offers two-factor authentication, it’s a very good idea to start using that as well. Apple and Google both offer two-factor and it could save you a lot of headache if a breach occurs, yes using it can sometimes be a pain but well worth it. We’ll keep an eye on this story and see if anything else comes of it and update accordingly. What do you think of this possible Minecraft data breach? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.