Words with Friends Developer, Zynga, Sued Over User Data Breach, Law Firm FeganScott Announces

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zynga, developer of popular mobile games Words with Friends and Draw Something, is the target of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by FeganScott on behalf of players affected by a data breach.

“Zynga promised to protect its customers’ data with ‘reasonable security measures,’”

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The suit claims the Zynga failed to alert users of a data breach, allowing personal data, including name, email address, Zynga ID and password, Facebook ID and password and, in some instances, financial information, to be used in fraudulent activity.

According to Elizabeth Fegan, managing member and founding partner of FeganScott, 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.

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