Hackers have breached the Neopets virtual pet community

Characters from the popular Neopets game | Image: Neopets

A hacker claims to have stolen information from Neopets, the long-running virtual pet website, affecting 69 million users of the service.

The hack was confirmed by posts from the official Neopets Twitter and Instagram accounts on July 20th, with a tweet informing the public that the company “recently became aware that customer data may have been stolen” and had hired a forensic firm to investigate. The social media posts did not give further information about the scope of the hack but suggested that all site users change their passwords as a precaution.

Neopets recently became aware that customer data may have been stolen. We immediately launched an investigation assisted by a leading forensics firm. We are also engaging law…

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