Things have been going awry in the world of Poptropica lately — multiple accounts have reportedly been stolen, including PHB reader Pixel’s main account, Nice Dragon. The password had been changed and look of the character also altered rapidly and frequently.
(EDIT: Pixel got her account back by contacting the Poptropica Creators!) Nice Dragon’s username remains undisclosed, but you can check back on the shape of the account below.
It doesn’t seem to necessarily be about short or guessable passwords either — ND’s password was over 20 characters with symbols and numbers and yet the account was hacked. This means that anyone’s account could be gotten into somehow.
EDIT #2: I recently received an email prompting me to reset my password, although I had never had that sent. Also, a person named FS claims that he was the one who did it in the comments, and upon further investigation, it was found that he has been abusing Poptropica’s contact form by giving just a few details about an account and claiming to have forgotten the password, resulting in Poptropica allowing him to reset the password. If anything, Poptropica’s lax in security is a bigger concern than FS’s so-called ‘hacking ability’ (which is not so much a threat).
If you’ve had your account compromised, contact Poptropica so they can help you retrieve it back!
EDIT #3: I just got another reset password email — these are sent if someone types in your username and clicks “forgot password”, but you should be safe if you’re the only one who can access your email. If you get an email, please just delete it and disregard it.