It has been revealed there is currently an active security breach across Neopets.com.
The database and source code for Neopets.com has been hacked, with over 69,000,000 user accounts to approximately have been exposed and the hacker attempting to sell the information as well as the source code.
Details on what has been accessed include the following: Account information including email address’, passwords, IP addresses, gender, birthdays and country data are available for sale on a hacker website.
Neopets has issued a short statement at 12:48PM NST:
Hi everyone— we’re aware of the data breach and are actively working on it. Will provide more information ASAP.
Recommendation: There is no use in changing your Neopets password and information, as the hack is live and details will just be updated on their end. What is recommended is that if you use the same email and password combination on other websites or services it is HIGHLY advised to change these passwords immediately to prevent any further breaches of security outside of Neopets.
We all know most people know how to keep their accounts and data safe so we won’t give you a lecture in this, however we do suggest that unique passwords are used actus each individual website or service that you use.
We will continue to keep you updated on this situation