1,800 Minecraft usernames and passwords appeared on the Internet today. The account information appeared on PasteBin, a site where coders can easily post and share code.
These usernames and passwords aren't just throwaway accounts. They're every Minecraft player's key to their game.
My son is an avid Minecrafter and received his username and password after buying the game for about $27. He has to enter his information every time he logs in to Minecraft, and he'd have to buy the whole thing again if someone was to steal his account.
Those accounts posted on PasteBin could mean that 1,800 Minecraft players just lost access to their favorite game.