A data leak has recently affected Razer. Customer data has been listed for sale on a hacker site for $100,000 in the cryptocurrency XMR which focuses on privacy. Source code, login information for internal access to the Razer website and its goods and files belonging to zVault are all part of the disclosed material. Additionally data and encryption keys related to the incentive system are for sale. Over 404,000 accounts are said to have been accessed by the attacker although this number is still unconfirmed . The seller intends to sell all the data to a single buyer but is apparently open to negotiation and considering other offers.
Razer Responds to the Situation
Razer has recognized the issue and verified that it is looking into the potential breach according to a company spokesperson. Whether the attacker has access to client credit card information is yet unclear . This is not Razer’s first security-related disaster. In 2020 an employee of the IT firm Capgemini accidentally disabled security settings which caused server misconfiguration that exposed the personal information of over 100,000 clients. In retaliation Razer sued Capgemini and the court granted Razer $6.5 million in damages in December 2022 . However Capgemini’s attorneys have challenged the ruling by claiming that Razer was given many warnings about the intrusion by a cybersecurity expert yet did nothing.
XMR Cryptocurrency and Hacker Preference
The hacker’s requested cryptocurrency XMR is popular among online crooks. Hackers threatened to sell the stolen data unless a $1 million XMR ransom was paid last year when they attacked the Australian telecoms provider Optus. Users are urged to be alert and take appropriate security measures to protect their personal data while Razer investigates the suspected data breach and release of customer information .