Sadwarface: Bohemia Hacked, Change Your Passwords

By Craig Pearson on July 12th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Hackers, y u do this?
I promise we have some good news lined up, but right now I have to tell you that if you have an account over on Arma 3 developers Bohemia’s website then you’ll have to change the password. They’ve had one of those database hack things happen. Usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords have been acquired, though payment information is safe. They’ve taken the cautious approach and reset all their passwords. Points for using the word “nefarious” in the warning, Bohemia.

Here’s what they said.

We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information.

We would like to reassure everyone that no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach.

As a precaution we are resetting the passwords of all users which means you will be unable to log into any of our websites/forums until your password is changed. To do this, go to https://profile.bistudio.com/profile/recover-password, enter your email address or username and press “Get a new password”. Shortly afterwards you will receive an automated email from support@bistudio.com with a link, where you can set a new password of your choosing.

Well, time to deploy my emergency cheer up video. If you’ve had to come up with a new password, or if you’ve had a bad day, here’s a kitten interrupting a ukulele player in the most adorable fashion.

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17 Comments »

  1. Ultra Superior says:

    Ukulol cat

  2. Premium User Badge Anthile says:

    I have to say, this is an image I never expected to see recycled twice.

    • slerbal says:

      Nobody expects the Spanish Inqui… erm… Greek Bee!

    • Low Life says:

      Maybe we can also recycle the discussion about the feasibility of a bee projecting such a sharp shadow from that height in daylight?

      • tobecooper says:

        That was the best of discussions. I believe it would be appropriate to return to it with all the knowledge about bees we have acquired since then.

  3. analydilatedcorporatestyle says:

    Is that Gordon Freeman, I mean Cara?, playing the nuke that is, I don’t think she has been hacking servers, well she may have been but I’m not making allegations

  4. SuicideKing says:

    HACKFACE

  5. cloudnein says:

    Brilliant that they’ve reset everyone’s passwords! (I’m serious.) Too many sites hush it up, cover it up, or notify users but do nothing about it. Resetting passwords renders the hack useless. Why don’t more sites do this?

    Of course if a user uses the same password for their e-mail account, they’re hacked…But still significantly reduces the likelihood of getting good accounts out of the hack.

  6. Jason Moyer says:

    It blows my mind that whatever backend they’re using doesn’t allow passwords that aren’t alphanumeric.

    • Baggykiin says:

      Let’s hope they weren’t saving the passwords as plaintext…

      • Nixitur says:

        Well, if that was the case, this news would have exploded all over the internet, no matter how disgusting that metaphor is.
        Thankfully, the passwords appear to be encrypted, but if your password can be found in a password dictionary (which, at this point, are pretty damn huge) and if you reuse that password somewhere else, the encryption probably doesn’t help much and you’re, quite frankly, screwed.

  7. Calabi says:

    Someone building up a database of hacked passwords. We’re going to quickly reach the point where any human made passwords will be useless.

    • jrodman says:

      Hilariously this seems to be Arenanet.
      They don’t let you use any pasword they think you’ve used before or they think any crackbot might be attempting. Which means they will just exhaust the usable pasword space entirely.

      Not sure what they’ll do then.

  8. Dudeist says:

    What a surprise!… Wait! They still on joomla? lol

  9. Cunning Linguist says:

    KArma for war games merchants.