Hackers target Konami, Bohemia Interactive websites

Konami and Bohemia Interactive have become the latest gaming companies to be targeted by hackers. Just one week after Nintendo confirmed that hackers had managed to break into the Club Nintendo website on more than 23,000 occasions in the previous month, Konami and Bohemia said they’d detected unauthorised website logins that resulted in customer data being compromised.

PES and Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami said it recorded over 35,000 unauthorised logins to its Konami ID site from just under four million attempts between June 13 and July 7. These were made using IDs and passwords "that appear to have been leaked from an external service provider". While “no changes to customers' personal information, or unauthorised usage of paid services, have been detected," Konami said customer information including names, addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers and email address may have been exposed. The company advised users to change their passwords and said it was contacting those affected individually via email. It also said it has “strengthened its security and raised its monitoring level”.

Meanwhile, Arma studio Bohemia said it was resetting customer passwords after discovering that hackers had withdrawn personal information from its user database. “We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords." Bohemia stressed that credit card details stored on its servers weren’t compromised.