Three major gaming companies had their public networks attacked by hackers over the weekend, with customers' personal details being placed at risk. Nintendo Europe, Codemasters and Epic Games all had their databases compromised by attacks and have been in contact with users who may have had personal information compromised. According to all three companies, payment and credit card details were not compromised by the recent attacks.
Nintendo's European website warns users of a possible phishing threat, which has seen “some portions of the website” temporarily taken offline. Epic Games' websites and forums were also compromised, prompting a site-wide password reset for all users, but the company's developer-level Unreal Developer Network was not impacted. Codemasters, in an email to customers, warned that customer names, addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order histories may have been compromised. In all three cases, credit card details were not stored within the compromised databases. However, if you're registered with any of the above sites or services, best log in, change your password and contact the company in question if you're concerned about your data.
Jun 13, 2011