Hack of the Day: BioWare’s Decade-Old Neverwinter Nights Forum

Hack of the Day: BioWare's Decade-Old Neverwinter Nights ForumThis sort of thing has started happening so often, we’re down to scraping the barrel of Google Images’ hacker-related stock photography now.

In what is becoming a depressingly regular occurrence, yet another game company’s websites and user accounts have been compromised. This time it’s the turn of EA and BioWare, with up to 18,000 EA accounts being compromised via BioWare’s decade-old forum system originally used with Neverwinter Nights. It doesn’t look as if LulzSec had anything to do with this one — they’re not gloating about it, at least, and according to their Twitter feed, have been too busy obtaining the public’s email addresses and passwords as well as DDoSing the CIA.

In a statement on BioWare’s new official forums, Studio GM Aaryn Flynn said the following:

“Yesterday (June 14), we learned that a hacker gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare community server system associated with the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched an ongoing evaluation of the seriousness of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers.”… Read More [via gamepro]

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