E3 Accidentally Leaked the Personal Info of Over 2,000 Press Members!

If you attended E3 this year as a member of the press or content creator then you may want to update and change your information because the contact information of over 2,000 journalists, content creators, analysts and others who applied for and received credentials to the event this year was leaked.

As pointed out on YouTube by Sophia Narwitz , a spreadsheet was available on the E3 website that listed detailed contact information for the affected attendees. The list was intended to be used by video game companies to reach out the media and content creators in regards to coverage, but somehow the list went public on the main site.

In a statement, the ESA, who runs E3 every year said "Once notified, we immediately took steps to protect that data and shut down the site, which is no longer available. We regret this this occurrence and have put measures in place to ensure it will not occur again."

Now I'm going to admit that some of the people on the podcast were affected by this leak and luckily we put down just our work information, but tons of content creators most likely put down ALL of their personal info and will be greatly affected by this.

Expect more updates to happen with this in the next week and don't be surprised if a class-action lawsuit comes as a result.

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