[Updated] Clash of Clans's FB page compromised; revenue figures released
It appears Supercell’s hit game Clash of Clans’s Facebook page has been compromised by a hackerBy Elaine Huang 10 Feb, 2014
Supercell‘s popular game Clash of Clans’s Facebook page has been hacked. The hacker, who goes by the moniker of Ethical Spectrum, also released an image which detailed the game studio’s revenue figures and monthly active users.
Update: e27 held an exclusive interview with the owner of the email address listed on the screen capture
Here is the transcript (sic):
Q: How did you gain access to the revenue figures of Supercell?
A: I hacked their admin panel so I was able to see that info.
Q: How did you gain access to Clash of Clans’s Facebook Page?
A: I hacked HayDay Facebook page too via their account on this site engagor.com. I will give you an exclusive screen shot. (Author’s note: This is the image shown as the lead image)
Q: Why now? What’s your intention behind releasing such information?
A: I was able to cause greater damage to the company, but I do not want it. I worked for a lot of companies, but they were more cooperative from this company. So I had to show them that I was able to do a lot.
Q: Who are you? Where are you from?
A: I can’t tell you my name and I’m from Syria.
Q: What’s next? Will you be releasing more information?
A: This depends on the cooperation of the company with me.
However, it seems that the posts have been deleted. The reason behind the lapse in security is still unknown.
Correction: We had originally captioned the revenue in the photo to be $15 million, but it was later checked to be $5.15 million.
Hat tip to an unnamed source for forwarding the screenshots to e27