Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bethesda Game Studios Gets Hacked, Personal Data Compromised

Bethesda’s just confirmed that hackers have managed to breach its websites, stealing personal data belonging to users. The Brink stats site was also breached.

No credit card information or other financial data was stolen, however. In light of the hack, Bethesda’s advising all its users to change their passwords for its websites including its community forums and the statistics site for Brink, also warning gamers to “keep an eye out for suspicious emails and account activity.”

Meanwhile, hacker group Lulz Sec has taken responsibility, after it tweeted over the weekend that their next target was the game Brink and the company Bethesda.

“We were going to keep this little treasure chest to ourselves, but it appears the hand has been bitten. Say your prayers, Brink users. >:],” said the group via twitter.

Adding: “Big lulz coming up in the near future. Time to show these bitches how it’s done. #Brink #Bethesda #ZeniMax.”

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  • afrotravis

    what do they mean .. personal data was compromised but credit card info was not. I am not getting it. I thought personal data included credit card info and addresses…

  • Ernice Gilbert

    I guess the mean all that except CCs….sometimes they’re hosted on separate servers.

  • nick

    by law they have to be stored on separate servers and hashed….. not that that stopped $ony!
    sigh, when is this going to stop?
    well i guess never because authorities are too busy setting up speed cameras and going after false prophets!
    there doing this because they feel lawless, until that changes and the government starts doing there freaking job this will never end!
    companies need to stop being to tight a$$ed too, having a ex hacker is much better for security then having some IT manager douche!
    theres a reason why M$ hires hackers to test all there new software, and not IT graduates.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    No, that’s not the reason, it’s because cyber terrorism is not that easy to solve…and that’s what this is btw, cyber terrorism.

  • nick

    if they can track down the worlds most wanted man i think they can track down these idiots!
    they just got there priorities in the wrong place.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    In time they will.