Nintendo, Codemasters, Epic Games hacked

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


  • jmcgrotty - June 14, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    I am confused. How did anyone know Nintendos network got hacked? Does anyone actually Nintendos network in the first place?
  • SkyNet - June 14, 2011 7:52 a.m.

    derp derp hackers r bad they can go to hell. These responses make me chuckle.
  • ranzatsu - June 14, 2011 2:39 a.m.

    Jesus, they probably want some awesome save data or points from somebody else's account. Hackers can go eat shit and rot in hell.
  • PretzelBoy - June 13, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    @MyCoolWhiteLies Where the hell do you come up with that? Only a crazy person makes such a connection out of thin air. Take your tin foil hat off and go see a doctor.
  • shadowreaper72 - June 13, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    KolbitosFruitJuice speaks the truth. Why dont they do something good for society instead of being assholes. If I saw a hacker walking down the street Id probably beat the shit out of him now.
  • Spybreak8 - June 13, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    Yeah got emails from Codemasters and Epic Games and was like wait I hd a forum account from these websites?! Well I changed my passwords, the main one like my google and hotmail account. My Guild Wars account was hacked a long time ago and everything was stolen, I mean god damnit they wiped out all 8 of my characters and storage! stupid hackers/ gold farmer/greedy bastards!
  • SparkleDevon - June 13, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    Anything on the internet is hackable. No matter how you look at it, nothing is secure. People think they are because companies promise that they are, but the fact is, they are always a step behind hackers, and if the hacker wants to do something like steal credit card numbers, it's not too hard for them to do so, and the likelihood of them being caught is slim to none. There will always be more people in this world, ready to do bad things to completely innocent people.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - June 13, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    First Sony, then Nintendo, that could only leave... *GASP*
  • shawksta - June 13, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    Wow, this time its gaming websites, these guys never quit, hackers can go to hell, good thing the sites dont mess with the consoles and idont have an account on any of those. Thank god, the wiis not having any profiles or information keeping disadvantage became useful XD now im gonna continue playing Galaxy 2 in peace.
  • meh - June 13, 2011 6:47 p.m.

  • bluscorp - June 13, 2011 6:05 p.m.

    You'd think that all companies(not just game ones) would work together and create a super-secure server strutcher.
  • D0CCON - June 13, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    I bet this is California in their attempt to destroy gaming (in the event that the Supreme Court's decision is against them)
  • ChickenFillet5140 - June 13, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    More proof of mankind's utter stupidity. Why won't they just get a job and actually contribute to society? Makes me sick.
  • Ampatent - June 13, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    Everyone claims that the hackers are doing a justice by exposing flaws in the failed security that most companies are apparently guilty of allowing to exist, however I think they are definitely in the wrong because of the simple fact that they are releasing the information they obtain to the public. Only an asshole will rob your bank and tell you that he was doing it to make your deposits more secure all while walking off with your life-savings...
  • TheHowetzer - June 13, 2011 5:02 p.m.

    @ MyCoolWhiteLies Where the hell does this say that this is a retaliation of any kind?
  • NanoElite666 - June 13, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    More of this shit? Seriously? GIVE IT A REST ALREADY PEOPLE!!!
  • reson8er - June 13, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    You can add Bethesda to the list, they have updated their Twitter account with the following tweet: "Bethesda Blog Please Read: Hack attempts against our websites and forums about 1 hour ago retweeted by me from TweetDeck"
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - June 13, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    Fuck hackers so hard. If they're so freakin good at working with computers, why don't they use their skills to do something productive? Like write a new program. Make some kick ass music. Make a kick ass video. Don't ruin gaming for the rest of us by being a total puss-oozing asshole.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - June 13, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    Christ. The sad part is that this seems to be done in retaliation to the fact that Sony was previously singled out by hackers. If so, then all this bullshit basically boils down to a bunch of fanboy hackers having their own bullshit console war. Just pathetic.
  • Bladex206 - June 13, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    In the words, and voice of Marcus Fenix, "It never ends".

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