Breitbart News is reporting that more than 300 popular games and other online services are now unblacked from the Russian-backed hacks of over 60,000 email addresses and over 15,000 phone numbers.
In the most recent hack of a popular gaming service, the Associated Press reported that over a million emails were hacked from the gaming service Playdom, the most popular online service for PC gamers.
This hack also exposed personal information for some players, including details of their social security numbers, email addresses, and phone numbers, as well as other personal information, including their passwords.
In an announcement published Monday, Google said that Playdom users could now access some of their personal information by visiting a link on their account page.
Google also confirmed that it was unblacking accounts that are not linked to specific websites or services.
Other major companies also announced Monday that they were unblurring the hacked accounts from the AP story, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Google’s announcement came as the Washington Post reported Monday that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are unblinding the account of a hacker who allegedly hacked into more than 500 million users accounts from March 3 through May 25, 2016.
The hacker, who goes by the moniker ‘Shady,’ allegedly accessed the email accounts of more than 1.5 million people from the affected Metro system and then stole the personal information of the other 7.3 million people.
The Washington Post said that a source with knowledge of the hack told them that the hacker gained access to email accounts through the use of an Adobe Flash exploit.
The hack of Playdom was not the first time hackers have used Adobe Flash to access personal information.
In October 2015, hackers used a similar attack to access email accounts belonging to the owner of a high school.
The attackers gained access via an exploit in Adobe Flash, but the school was able to prevent the attackers from gaining access.
In April 2016, hackers also gained access through an exploit known as ‘Climber’ and gained access the account numbers of over 5 million people, including some parents of children in public schools.