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 August 21, 2014  Breaches

John Morecomb reports:

Police have issued a warning about popular kids’ computer game Minecraft after an Avalon family was hacked by a person living overseas.

The family’s 13-year-old son had been playing the game with a person in New Zealand for 12 months but the pair fell out, police said.

The NZ gamer then accessed the teen’s passwords, his parent’s credit card and identities before posting the highly sensitive details plus their home address and telephone on the web.


Police quizzed the family, who are unsure exactly how the hacker obtained the information.

Read more on The Australian.

I don’t know that one incident like this justifies a warning that “hackers” are targeting children. Particularly when they don’t seem to know how the passwords and information were acquired.

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