A Chip Off The Old Block: 1,800 Minecraft Account Credentials Leaked Online
German-language publication Heise
In addition, there's the potential to do even more harm by logging into other sites and services, assuming that a portion of those 1,800 compromised accounts use the same credentials for multiple sites. It's situations like this that underscore why it's important to at least use a different password at different online locations, especially banking portals.
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, and with over 100 million registered users, a breach of 1,800 accounts appears relatively minor on the surface. However, as security guru Graham Cluely points out, the person or people responsible for the breach could be holding more compromised account details to be released at a later date.
Minecraft became a Microsoft property when the Redmond outfit purchased Mojang for $2.5 billion last year. At he time, Minecraft had sold 54 million copies across various console platforms, mobile devices, and on the PC.