FeganScott filed a national class-action lawsuit on behalf of players affected by a data breach, claiming Zynga, the developer of popular mobile games Words with Friends and Draw Something, failed to alert users of a data breach, allowing personal data to be used in fraudulent activity.
According to the suit, Zynga’s customer database was breached in September 2019 by a serial hacker who accessed more than 170 million customer accounts. After being alerted about the breach, Zynga never directly notified customers that their accounts were compromised.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims Zynga used SHA-1, or Secure Hash Algorithm 1 encryption, which was banned by the federal government as early as 2010. The stolen personal information includes names, email addresses, login IDs, passwords, password reset tokens, phone numbers, Facebook IDs and Zynga account IDs, collectively making up the tenth largest breach of all time.
The lawsuit seeks to represent all Zynga customers who were affected by the September 2019 data breach.
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