A hacker succeeded in gaining access to user data on the popular Roblox gaming platform through bribery.
This week there was a security incident at the Roblox gaming platform, which is popular with children. As a hacker reported in an interview with the US magazine Motherboard , he bribed a customer service representative at Roblox and through him gained access to Roblox’s customer support area. There he could see the email addresses of the users, change passwords, switch off two-factor authentication and block members. Free krnl.
According to the hacker, he wanted to alert the developer to a security problem with his action. When he did not get a reward through the bug bounty program for his successful attempt at bribery, he changed the passwords for two accounts and sold their items. The developer does not shower him with gratitude for this. The company has reported the incident to the HackerOne Bug Bounty Program and has started an investigation. The affected customers were also informed. The attack did not cause much damage, but it does show how high the risks of social engineering attacks can be.
Roblox is an online game platform that allows users, as in Minecraft, to create their own game worlds with Lego-like building blocks. Roblox is available for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Xbox One.