Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Crytek pulls sites, account info “possibly” accessed

Crytek pulls sites, account info “possibly” accessed

Crytek pulled a host of its websites last night, due to “suspicious activity”. Crytek.com, MyCrysis.com, Crydev.net and MyCryenginge.com are currently inaccessible.

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This picture greets you when you try to access one of these sites. Talking to Eurogamer, Crytek said it’s “possible” that user account information may have been accessed during this breach.

“Our Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net and MyCrysis.com sites were all subject to a security breach that may have resulted in some users’ login data being compromised. Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of email addresses and passwords, it is possible that users with accounts at these websites have had personal data copied. On Friday afternoon we started to contact all affected users via email and informed them of the potential security breach.

Next time account holders visit crydev.net, mycryengine.com or mycrysis.com, they will be asked to change their passwords during log in. We would like to reiterate our suggestion to account holders that they change their password for other locations online if it is the same as their login data for the affected Crytek sites.

Final details of when our sites will be back online will be communicated as soon as possible. We’re currently doing everything in our power to ensure our sites and, more importantly, our users, are not affected by such issues in future.

Once again, we would like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone affected by this incident, and thank our users for the level of understanding they have shown.”

For some reason, developer and game sites have become a usual target for hackers. Past targets include Ubisoft, Konami, Sega and Bethesda amongst more.

About Christos Chatzisavvas

Gaming lover, web developing graduate, founder and developer at Starblind Entertainment. Keep your eye out for news, reviews, previews and opinion articles, as well as game projects. Follow me on Twitter @CrashOkami.
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