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18,000 Bioware Accounts Hacked

by Ernice Gilbert on June 16th, 2011, under Hot, industry news, News

Bioware’s confirmed that 18,000 of its user accounts have been the victim a yet another hack attack that’s been plaguing the gaming industry recently, this time through an old Neverwinter Nights forums.

The stolen goods also include some EA accounts, however no credit card information was at risk. But usernames, passwords, email addresses and date of birth were all affected.

“Yesterday (June 14), we learned that a hacker gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare community server system associated with the Neverwinter Nights forums,” studio General Manager of BioWare Edmondton, Aaryn Flynn, posted on the company’s forums.

“We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched an ongoing evaluation of the seriousness of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers.

However hackers may have obtained information such as user account names and passwords, email addresses, and birth dates of approximately 18,000 accounts–a very small percentage of total users. We have emailed those whose accounts may have been compromised and either disabled their accounts or reset their EA Account passwords.

If you did not receive an email from us, or if your password still works for your EA account, your username and password were not compromised. Nevertheless, changing your password regularly is always helpful to protect your account.”

3 Comments

  1. Fri, 17th Jun 2011 at 8:26 am

    ok, guys i think you have made your point now!
    this is just taking it too far…..
    there no better then the companies there trying to fight!

  2. Fri, 17th Jun 2011 at 8:50 am

    Not at all.. And fight for what? Ridiculous!

  3. Fri, 17th Jun 2011 at 12:04 pm

    trying to show the public how piss poor these companies security measures are, and hopefully trying to get them to take notice and actually stop being so tight a$$ed and sufficiently protect your fans data!

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