Rovio’s Angry Birds Friends has a slight user database leak

More than ten years have passed since the Finnish mobile game developer Rovio became a huge success with Angry Birds. In order to maintain the interest of players, the company regularly adds new levels and uses this success to continue to launch other games, such as Angry Birds and Angry Birds 2. They also released a tournament-based version called Angry Birds Friends.

Rovio keeps the tournament version fresh and exciting by releasing a large number of new levels every week. The goal of the game is to defeat the opponent. After completing each level, you will see the ranking of others-including ranking and points.

It now appears that the friends of Angry Birds Friends have encountered a security problem. Yesterday, the person who opened the game received an unexpected message, starting with A copy of the game database of Angry Birds Friends was publicly accessed on the Internet. After a while, Rovio tried to assure users that it did not contain contact or payment information.

More information can be found on the company’s website:

From August 25/2020 to May 24/2021, a game database of Angry Birds Friends was publicly accessed on the Internet. The database is difficult to find, and we have no evidence that someone has maliciously accessed the data.

Upon discovering this situation, we immediately blocked all external access to the database on May 24, 2021, and involved our data protection agency without any delay. The database contains in-game information for each player who started the game before August 25, 2020, including game progress and leaderboard scores.

In addition, the profile of those players who have registered through Facebook or have connected to Facebook may include some of their public profile on Facebook (data related to first name, last name, gender and date of birth, if the player has already added profile on Facebook).

Considering that this is a possible way for most users to log in, Facebook’s information may be slightly worrying, but without it, the game would be no fun. However, in general, as far as we know, the leakage of this information does not seem to be too harmful.

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