A Pakistani hacker, Gnosticplayers has stolen more than 218 million player records from “Words With Friends” gamer data, developed by mobile social gaming company Zynga Inc. Experts say Gnosticplayers sold nearly 1 billion user information stolen from 45 companies between February and April, this time, Gnosticplayers is targeting US social game developer Zynga.
Zynga Inc is a US social game developer, established in April 2007, providing social video game services, focusing on mobile and social networking platforms. Among the online games developed by the company are FarmVille, Words With Friends, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, and CaféWorld, which are more than one billion players worldwide. According to records shared by Gnosticplayers, the data set contains the user’s name, email address, login ID, phone number, Facebook ID, and Zynga account ID. Affected users are Android and iOS players who installed and registered the game before September 2, 2019.