A few days ago, a post on the miHoYo forum claiming to be able to tell you whether or not your account had been hacked was actually … a phishing link. What is the proverb about hospital and charity?
A little while ago, a post on the miHoYo forum titled ” Website shows if your Genshin Impact account has been leaked or hacked ” was actually a strategy to steal player account information. Unfortunately this allowed the post’s author to hack over 150,000 Genshin Impact accounts.
We can never say it enough, we must be extremely careful never to disclose your account information. The organizations to which you have entrusted your personal data already have it by definition, so that even if you have a problem or a request to make, no employee of the game will ask you to communicate your information again.
Several players had the bad experience of having their account information hacked by a post on the official miHoYo forum. The post, supposedly allowing to see if your account had been hacked or not, was in reality a phishing link, troublesome indeed. This fraudulent technique is intended to deceive a person to induce him to communicate personal data, such as his password or his bank card number, by pretending to be a trusted person.
The post has obviously been deleted from the miHoYo forum since this incident, but the damage has been done. One is able to wonder how such a post could be validated by the moderators of Genshin Impact. A simple and effective way to overcome this kind of fraud would be to implement two-factor authentication.
For this particular case but also in general, if you have any doubts, do not hesitate to change your passwords as soon as possible.
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