Bioware hacked, 18,000 customer's have details compromised

It seems that not a day goes by without a company being hacked and having people's personal information compromised, or worse still, spread about the internet. The latest in this string of attacks is Bioware, according to Develop.

An intruder allegedly gained access to the Neverwinter Nights community forums on Tuesday, compromising the usernames, passwords, email addresses and birth dates of 18,000 users. There's no word on if the passwords were encrypted or stored in plain text, so it is recommended that you change your password immediately if you are one of the affected. Bioware has sent out an email to those they believe were compromised and automatically reset their EA account passwords. The email reads -

“We have emailed those whose accounts may have been compromised and either disabled their accounts or reset their EA Account passwords,” read a BioWare statement.

“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.”

Importantly, no credit card information was believed to have been compromised, however people do have a tendency to reuse passwords so it is worth being vigilant none the less.

Many different groups have been attacked lately, from online stores to the CIA, however games companies seem to be a prime target. If you tend to use the same password on many sites, or haven't updated your password recently, now might be the time to change habits.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

TechSpot: HP ProBook 6360b Notebook Review

Next Story

Report: Anonymous has no more plans for hacking Sony

22 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Large companies are really going to have to step it up in terms of security otherwise people are not going to trust them with their information anymore

Rudy said,
Large companies are really going to have to step it up in terms of security otherwise people are not going to trust them with their information anymore

Yeah, but this will not be enough. These hackers must be arrested. Well, it's just a matter of time. The LulzSec is making more enemies than they can handle..

Aghares said,

Yeah, but this will not be enough. These hackers must be arrested. Well, it's just a matter of time. The LulzSec is making more enemies than they can handle..
The hackers are not the real problem right now. While groups like LulzSec are posting their findings for the whole world to see other groups are doing the same thing but using what they get for profit (much more destructive).

In the end large companies are being careless with our private information and it needs to stop NOW

*sigh*
It's getting really annoying.
Still I don't believe in an "internet identity".
We have that already, it's called IP. derp...

btw: to all who will call "vpn" or "proxy":
internet id's would get stolen like cc's, making people subject to charges and facing responsibilities for nothing, because their ID's got hijacked.
Oh the joy... /s

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,
*sigh*
It's getting really annoying.
Still I don't believe in an "internet identity".
We have that already, it's called IP. derp...

btw: to all who will call "vpn" or "proxy":
internet id's would get stolen like cc's, making people subject to charges and facing responsibilities for nothing, because their ID's got hijacked.
Oh the joy... /s

GS:mac

...How can an IP be an "Internet Identity"?

Your IP doesn't travel with you, I have different IP addresses (identities?) when I'm at home, at work, at the coffee shop, and when I'm at my friend's house. That means that I have 4 different identities. o.O

GS:wtf?

Lulzsec is pretty vocal about who they have or are attacking. Might not be them, but who knows, they could have did this and are just sitting on the 'bounty' of their plunders.

Coi said,

These are not script kiddies that can't do anything but DDoS-ing, so no.

I believe Lulzsec dont just DDoS sites. They have been hacking as well. I'm pretty sure they hacked some of Sony's sites and posted password information on the internet etc.

Coi said,

These are not script kiddies that can't do anything but DDoS-ing, so no.

I believe Lulzsec dont just DDoS sites. They have been hacking as well. I'm pretty sure they hacked some of Sony's sites and posted password information on the internet etc.

Tk1917 said,

I believe Lulzsec dont just DDoS sites. They have been hacking as well. I'm pretty sure they hacked some of Sony's sites and posted password information on the internet etc.

They have hacked and leaked Fox, Bethesda, Senate(.gov), Sony and a lot of more information, so they can they can do more than DDoS attacks.