Last week MapleStory, the huge free-to-play MMO, was
hacked by online troublemakers, with the crime involving more than a third of
the game’s South Korean user base. Since a staggering 18 million people play it
in the country, roughly 13 million players accounts were compromised in the
attack. But MapleStory publisher Nexon was quick to mention non-Korean users
should be fine.
The company apologized for last week’s hacking that lead
to the personal info of millions to be leaked. After mentioning that security
had been increased since then, Nexon detailed why players outside of Korea
shouldn’t worry: “We operate separate servers in each country. Only Korean
users' information was affected.” All the same, we’re hoping Nexon’s security
increase following this issue is global instead of confined to Korea.
Source: Yahoo News, Korea Herald