By Craig Pearson on July 12th, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.