Another day. Another hack. Bioware’s Neverwinter Nights forums have been hit by “a highly sophisticated and unlawful cyber attack.” According to Bioware, “user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates” have been compromised. Sensitive information like credit card details and social security numbers were not affected by the breach.
Bioware have sent emails out to affected users with Neverwinter Nights forum accounts, saying that “if your username, email address and/or password on your Neverwinter Nights account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well.” They’ve also set up a FAQ page about the hack, explaining that BioWare Edmonton’s Neverwinter Nights forums were the only system affected.
“While we have security controls in place, even the best software and processes can’t keep up with hackers 100% of the time. We have moved swiftly to implement additional security controls to prevent this type of breach from happening again to secure your data and are conducting further evaluations now.”… Read More [via pcgamer]