Bethesda Softworks has joined the sad but worldwide fraternity whose only membership requirement is to be the victim of hacker-related crimes. The company, whose online arm is enjoying a busy spell courtesy of the recently-published Brink, issued a warning on their blog recently, saying that while credit card numbers weren't compromised, user details and login information may have been accessed and users should change their login details immediately. The group claiming responsibility for the attack has also released data from a recent hack of the US Senate.
Above: If you're Bethesda, hacker security is as simple as putting frikkin' dragons in your game
Lulz Security, the hacker group who breached the Bethesda servers, have released a statement boasting that they've had access to the company's data for “some weeks,” but that as they “actually quite like” Bethesda and are awaiting Skyrim as eagerly as anyone else, details for over 200,000 Brink players wouldn't be included in the information released into the wild – allowing Bethesda to continue writing the group off as a myth, should they choose. However, the “small, just-for-kicks release” of masses of internal data from Senate.gov, published online with the simple explanation that LulzSec “don't like the US Government very much,” is more likely to have the group branded as thieves by the appropriate authorities. These are interesting times to be online, probably because that's exactly where everyone is...
Jun 13, 2011