Posts Tagged ‘hack’

Time For New Passwords: Kickstarter Hacked

By Adam Smith on February 16th, 2014.

A quick public service announcement for those of our readers who have a Kickstarter account. If you’re a registered user of the crowdfunding site, an email should have arrived informing of a hack that occurred on Wednesday night. Just in case that information is nestling in a spam folder or a seldom-studied account, I thought it best to share the details that I received late last night. As far as hacks go it doesn’t sound like a particularly bad one, with no credit card information accessed, but Kickstarter are still recommending that users change their passwords.

To change your password, log in to your account at Kickstarter.com and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new, secure password. We recommend you do the same on other sites where you use this password.

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Origin Accounts Hacked – Maybe Change Your Password

By John Walker on November 14th, 2012.

Who knew this crappy photoshop would come in handy again?

Uh-oh. Eurogamer are reporting that a number of people have woken up this morning to find that their EA Origin account has been hacked. Receiving emails telling them that changes have successfully been made, recipients are not too delighted since they never asked for any. And then of course getting control of their accounts back again is a great big palava. It’s even happened to one of Eurogamer’s own.

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Wuh Oh: PlaySpan Got Hacked, World Of Tanks Affected

By John Walker on October 11th, 2012.

Tanks: like aggessive safes

You’re familiar with the routine by now. If you’ve got a World Of Tanks account and bought anything, to be sure change your password, and any passwords associated with it. And if you’re still not using unique passwords per account, go change all the others too. PlaySpan, the software World Of Tanks uses for financial transactions in WoT and a thousand other games, has been compromised, with two million account details put online. That’s usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. Credit card details are believed not to have been accessed, but obviously keep an eye on your bills.

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Ooh Betty: Bethesda Forums Hacked Again

By John Walker on August 14th, 2011.

A stunningly original picture for this article.

Just when you thought gaming websites getting hacked was soooooo last month, Bethesda have sent out an email to forum users warning them that it’s happened to them all over again. The new email reports that the “potential” attack to their forums took place on Friday (12th) morning, and says that all forum passwords have been reset once more. No details of what happened are given, but the full email is below. (Admittedly this story broke yesterday, but I only received my email about it this afternoon.)

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Take A Seat: Scorpion Psychiatrists Of Saturn

By Andrew Smee on June 28th, 2011.

So Pac Man, the eternal hunt symbolises eternal greed for your father's riches, yes?

What do you get if you squeeze Don’t Take It Personally Babe, It Just Ain’t Your Story and Lesbian Spider Queens From Mars together? A hurried visit to the Scorpion Psychiatrists of Saturn, of course. You may find its intro oddly familiar:

I am the in-house psychiatrist of Saturn’s best private school. Some students find me creepy. They should! I’m a scorpion! Actually, we’re pretty common on Saturn. But hey, whatever. Besides, a scorpion is needed for a school with this much drama! I’ll solve their emotional problems using my stinging advice beam! But I need to keep my distance lest I get involved myself!

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Left 4 Dead Demo Contains Playable Infected

By John Walker on November 7th, 2008.

It's a Tank party!

A couple of interesting hacks have appeared for the Left 4 Dead demo. People have found a way to get at the splitscreen mode, intended only for the 360 version, and more interestingly, how to play as the Infected.

It’s important to note that the latter isn’t a way to get Versus mode in the demo – instead it’s a very choppy console-command-led method that sort of lets you at least experience what it’s like to play as the Infected, albeit in a way that is nothing like the game proper.

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