Razer is a renowned tech company with American-Singaporean origin, that specialises in gaming hardware, and gaming laptops. If you are a gamer or actively follow tech news, you must have heard of them. Recently, they were hacked, and the cybercriminals stole a huge amount of data.
According to BleepingComputer, on Saturday (8 July), an individual posted on a hacker forum claiming to have breached Razer.com. The post included details of the stolen data, such as the source code, database, encryption keys, and backend access logins for the website.
Cybersecurity analysts discovered the announcement on the hacker forum and shared it with the public on Twitter. Razer later responded to the tweet about the incident, stating that they were investigating the potential breach.
The hacker offered to sell the data for USD100,000 (RM464,900) worth of Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency and invited interested parties to contact them directly. The entire dataset would be available to anyone willing to pay the requested amount.
The hacker has provided screenshots that revealed file lists and trees, email addresses, alleged source code for anti-cheat and reward systems, API details, Razer Gold balances, and more.
BleepingComputer independently confirmed that the leaked accounts were valid and belonged to legitimate users of the Razer website. As a precautionary measure, Razer reset all member accounts, requiring users to reset their passwords and invalidating active sessions.
In 2020, researcher Bob Diachenko uncovered an unprotected Razer database containing personal information of 100,000 customers, including full names, email addresses, phone numbers, customer IDs, and order details.
However, the recently leaked data appears to be more recent, dating back to at least December 2022, suggesting that these two incidents are likely unrelated.