User database for MMO Rift victim of cyber attack

Yet another game publisher has become a victim of a cyber attack on its servers. This time the publisher is Trion Worlds, who released its first game, the fantasy MMO title Rift, earlier in 2011. On Thursday, the company announced, "We recently discovered that unauthorized intruders gained access to a Trion Worlds account database."

The message said that the database in question contained information about Rift's users including "user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and last four digits and expiration dates of customer credit cards."

However, Trion Worlds adds, "There is no evidence, and we have no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way." Trion Worlds has not given out any information on exactly how many users are affected by this cyber attack.

Rift's players will be required to change their password the next time they log into the game and Trion Worlds recommends that players "carefully review your statements, account activity, and credit reports to help protect the security of those accounts."

As compensation for this cyber attack, Rift's players will be given three free days to play the game along with a new in-game item for their player characters.

Trion Worlds is working on a new game, the RTS-themed End of Nations, that will be released in 2012.

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They all seem helpless against such attacks. I have yet to hear of a successful block.

In case of an attack it's all about, whether the company knows it or not.