On July 19, 2022, a hacker posted data on 69 million Neopets users for sale on an online forum. The leak included personal data such as name, email address, date of birth, zip code, and more, as well as 460 MB of compressed source code for the Neopets website. The Neopets team confirmed the data breach via Twitter.
Neopets has been breached numerous times over the years. Several hackers and Neopets users have accessed the source code as well as user databases. If you ever used Neopets, it may be wise to delete your account to protect your data from future data breaches.
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