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 Neopets today began updating individuals through its communication channels regarding a data incident that may have affected players' information. Neopets previously communicated about this incident to players on July 21, 2022 and August 1, 2022 . This notice provides details about the incident, our response, and available resources. Additional information about this incident is also available on our website www.neopets.com .

What Happened?

On July 20, 2022 , Neopets was alerted to activity indicating unauthorized access by a third party to our IT systems. We took immediate steps to shut down further access to the affected systems and we have not seen any unauthorized activity since that time. We also launched an investigation assisted by a leading forensics firm and engaged with law enforcement.  On August 10, 2022 , Neopets determined that the event resulted in unauthorized access to, and in some cases, download of, player personal information.

What Information Was Involved?

After our investigation, we have determined that for past and present Neopets players, affected information may include the data provided when registering for or playing Neopets, including name, email address, username, date of birth, gender, IP address, Neopets PIN, hashed password, as well as data about a player's pet, game play, and other information provided to Neopets. For players that played prior to 2015, the information also could have included non-hashed, but inactive, passwords. This information appears to have been accessed and potentially downloaded between January 3-February 5, 2021 , or July 16-19, 2022 .

We do not store users' government issued identification numbers, bank account information, or payment card information.

What We Are Doing

Neopets is committed to safeguarding our players' personal information. As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety and privacy of the Neopets' player information in our care, we have reset players' passwords and are working on adding multi-factor authentication to better safeguard your account access.  We have also enhanced the protection of our systems, including by further strengthening our network monitoring, authentication, and system protection.

What You Can Do

If you used your Neopets password on other websites, we recommend that you change your passwords for those accounts as well. In general, it is a good idea to use different passwords across different applications and choose strong passwords.

In addition to changing your passwords, we recommend you do the following:

  • While we are not aware of any misuse of your information, it is always a good practice to remain vigilant against threats of identity theft or fraud, and to regularly review and monitor your account statements and credit history for any signs of unauthorized transactions or activity. If you ever suspect that you are the victim of identity theft or fraud, you can contact your local police.

  • Additionally, it is always a good idea to be alert for "phishing" emails by someone who acts like they know you or are a company that you may do business with and requests sensitive information over email, such as passwords, government identification numbers, or bank account information.
For more information:

If you have questions regarding this notice, we invite you to reach out to us through our normal support channels with any questions or concerns you might have regarding this incident or the security of your account. Additional information about this incident is also available on our website www.neopets.com .

About Neopets

Launched in 1999, Neopets.com has been the most popular virtual pet site for the past two decades. Through a variety of mini-games, an expansive world to discover, a burgeoning community, and a robust virtual economy, players can explore, interact and engage with other Neopians in the lore and storied history of Neopia. The Neopets Community, like the game itself, is distinct, bold, and energetic, and enhances the overall experience of Neopets.com. To learn more about Neopets, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.

Watch the launch trailer here .

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Kapital DAO, The Leader in Web3 Gaming Asset Management Tech, Announces Funding Support From Web3 Leaders Including Polygon Ventures, Solana Foundation, and Algorand Foundation

The round also comes with backing from major games and guilds, most notably YGG

The Kapital DAO announced today the close of its latest raise, with participation from Polygon Ventures, the Algorand Foundation, and the HBAR Foundation, with grants from the Solana Foundation and NEAR. Also involved were prominent investors such as Yield Guild Games (YGG), Samsung NEXT, GSR, Wintermute Ventures, Keyrock, and Portofino. Gaming strategic partners include Splinterlands, Shrapnel, and Blocklords. The Kapital DAO will also receive ongoing advisory from YGG and Floating Point Group (FPG) along with the leaders of Illuvium, Laguna Games, and Digital Insight Games (DIG). The DAO is expected to vote to drive the funding toward further development and scaling of its technology, which enables institutional-grade asset management for web3 gaming organizations. The Kapital DAO plans to deploy its technology closely with these strategic partners to increase the amount of institutional capital and players flowing through partnered ecosystems. This raise comes at a critical juncture as web3 gaming and large DAOs begin to focus on their key issues with scaling operations and security.

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Mistplay places No. 6 on The Globe and Mail's fourth-annual ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

Mistplay is pleased to announce it placed No. 6 on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies.

Mistplay ranked 6th fastest growing company in Canada. (CNW Group/Mistplay)

Canada's Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Mistplay earned its spot with three-year growth of 4,707%. Its loyalty platform continues to scale as the market leader while empowering millions of gamers to earn rewards by playing mobile games. Alongside strong revenue growth, lifetime installs of the app increased by 53% over the prior year in part driven by launching in South Korea , further expansion into Europe , new product features, and fortified operations in core markets.

Henri-Charles Machalani , Founder and CEO of Mistplay, says, "What excites me the most about this growth achievement is that it means we're reaching more and more players on a global scale every year. Loyalty gaming is truly a game changer for the industry and our team is incredibly proud to be pioneering the path forward in order to drive continuous value to as many gamers and publishing partners as possible."

Mistplay looks ahead to its next phase of growth with its recent appointment of seven senior executives, scaling its existing loyalty platform, and bringing to market new category-defining products for the mobile gaming industry.

Canada's Top Growing Companies is an editorial ranking that was launched in 2019. It aims to celebrate the boldest entrepreneurial achievement by identifying and bringing the accomplishments of innovative businesses in Canada to the forefront. In order to qualify for this voluntary programs; companies had to complete an in-depth application process and fulfill requirements. In total, 430 companies earned a spot on this year's ranking.

The full list of 2022 winners along with editorial coverage is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine. The list is out now and online here: https://bit.ly/canadas-top-growing-companies

" Canada's Top Growing Companies recognizes the tremendous ambition and innovation of entrepreneurs in Canada ," says Dawn Calleja , Editor of Report on Business magazine. "The next generation of Canadian businesses can draw inspiration from this ranking."

"In an uncertain world, the success stories of the companies marked in this year's Report on Business magazine's list of Top Growing Companies are a beacon of optimism," says Phillip Crawley , Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. "The Globe and Mail congratulates them on their achievements."

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is Canada's foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 5.9 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.3 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge , the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About Mistplay

Mistplay is the leading play-and-earn and game discovery platform for mobile gamers. With over 25 million downloads to-date, players around the world engage with Mistplay to discover new games and get rewarded while playing. To learn more, visit www.mistplay.com .

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OLG partners with MLB to revive the 1930's
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The First Blockchain-Enabled Streaming Device Combines Content, Social,
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UK Startup Hadean raises a $30M Series A to power the metaverse

Epic Games, 2050 Capital, and Alumni Ventures join Hadean's global investors to support the company's metaverse infrastructure technology.

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Playtika Provides Update on Shares Tendered to Date in its Tender Offer for its Common Stock

Playtika Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PLTK) (" Playtika "), a mobile gaming entertainment and technology market leader with a portfolio of multiple game titles, today provided an update on the number of shares of Playtika's issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share (each, a " Share ," and collectively, " Shares ") tendered to date in its previously announced tender offer for the purchase of up to 51,813,472 Shares at a price of $11.58 per Share.

Playtika has conducted the tender offer in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions described in the offer to purchase, dated August 29, 2022 , the related letter of transmittal and other related materials, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

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