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Game denies claims its databases were hacked

Email addresses and password posted on Pastebin

UK retailer Game has denied claims its databases have been hacked and personal details posted online.

A number of reports surfaced yesterday that the retailer's network had suffered a security breech after usernames and passwords were made available on Pastebin. According to Softpedia, Game's network contained a shell injection vulnerability that the hackers exploited to gain access to the customer details. The website also said Tasmanian gaming firm Catalyst-Gaming also suffered the same fate.

"At Game we guard our customers' details very carefully," Anna-Marie Mason from Game told MCV.

"We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security," she said

"We would like to assure all our customers that their details are well protected, and advise anyone who has any questions to contact our customer services team via the website, our Facebook page or Twitter account."

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