Posts Tagged ‘hack’

9.3 Million Accounts Compromised In Epidemic Of Forum Hacks: Funcom, Epic, And More

A rash of hacks in the past two months has left the usernames, emails and passwords from at least twelve gaming forums compromised, including those of Unreal creator Epic Games and Secret World developer Funcom. Other breaches include a GTA fansite and, as previously reported, the official forums of Dota 2. All the attacks involved an exploit in the forum’s software, which the hackers used to hoover up details of members. And while the passwords are encrypted, they can often be easily cracked. In total, over 9 million user accounts have had their details stolen.

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Change Your Pa55word: Dota 2 Forums Hacked

This is what hackers REALLY look like

All right folks, you know the drill. The forums of Dota 2’s official website have been hacked, compromising details from almost 2 million user accounts, including usernames, emails and passwords. A database of 1,923,972 records has been exposed, according to Leaked Source, a search engine that lets internet users see if their details have been leaked. So get those keyboards ready, it’s time for a password change!

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Nexus Mods Possibly Hacked, Fallout 4 Mods Altered

Happy bloody Christmas. We should probably take this as a reminder to go and change our passwords on everything, and make sure no two sites or services have the same login, I guess. At the very least, we need new passwords for Nexus Mods, the site which has long hosted a gazillion mods for 216 games, particularly Bethesda RPGs – including Fallout 4, which has not yet followed Skyrim to the Steam Workshop. There’s been a possible hack, with some Fallout 4 mod-makers reporting suspicious changes having been made to their uploaded files. Nexus’ owners have established that the breach only affects user registrations up until mid-2013, although that still comprises almost six million accounts and very much covers the Skyrim heyday.

Bear in mind you may well have used Nexus at some point even if you don’t play Bethesda games – it also hosts mods for the likes of The Witcher 3, Mount and Blade, World of Tanks, Starbound, XCOM, Far Cry 3 and hundreds of others. It’s not at all impossible than you’re one of its ten million registered users even if you don’t entirely remember being so.

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Time For New Passwords: Kickstarter Hacked

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.

More below.

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Origin Accounts Hacked – Maybe Change Your Password

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

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

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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