The Sandbox Employee’s Computer Hacked; Users’ Email Addresses Exposed
The Sandbox, a popular online gaming platform, recently announced that it had been targeted by an unauthorized third party that gained access to an employee’s computer. The third party was able to access a number of email addresses and sent an email falsely claiming to be from The Sandbox. The email contained hyperlinks to malware that could potentially install malware on a user’s computer, giving the attacker access to personal information.
The company discovered the unauthorized access on February 26, 2023, and immediately took action to protect its users. The Sandbox emailed the known recipients of the false email and instructed them not to open, play, or download anything from the hyperlinked website. The company also blocked the employee’s accounts and access, reformatted the employee’s laptop, and reset all related passwords, including requiring two-factor authentication.
Although the third party’s access was limited to a single employee’s computer, it is important for The Sandbox’s users to take precautions. The company recommends using strong passwords and implementing two-factor authentication to keep accounts as safe as possible. Users should also avoid clicking on hyperlinks in suspicious emails and install trusted antivirus programs to identify and remove any malware as soon as possible.
The Sandbox is working diligently to ensure that the information its users entrust to the platform remains secure. The company is also enhancing its security policies and practices to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.
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