CYBER24 episode 56: If you played Words with Friends, you’ve been hacked

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Another week, another big hack. It may come as no surprise that millions of people play video games on their phones. Whether they are attacking pigs with chickens, rolling some old school Nintendo games or playing electronic versions of classic board games, video games are big business. 

And now more than 200 million people who played Words with Friends have had their data hacked. 

On this week’s episode of CYBER24, we discuss the hack of video game maker Zygna. 

We also discuss a new report that shows three out of every five retailers say they’ve experienced a data breach before and three out of ten having been hit in the past year. But a lower number of those same companies say they plan to invest more in their cybersecurity this year. We look at that trend and why your organization should take a different path. 



Anthony Booyse, Sophos

Paul Whittier, Sophos

Matt Sorensen, Secuvant 

Articles discussed this week

Over 200 million ‘Words with Friends’ players may have had their passwords stolen in a recent data breach – Business Insider

U.S. retailers a top target for cyberattacks, report says – Austin American-Statesman