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.