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 Post subject: Bioware hacked
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:24 am 
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Here's BioWare's official statement from Aaryn Flynn, the studio GM of BioWare Edmonton and vice president of Electronic Arts:

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. However hackers may have obtained information such as user account names and passwords, email addresses, and birth dates of approximately 18,000 accounts – a very small percentage of total users. We have emailed those whose accounts may have been compromised and either disabled their accounts or reset their EA Account passwords. If you did not receive an email from us, or if your password still works for your EA account, your username and password were not compromised. Nevertheless, changing your password regularly is always helpful to protect your account.

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on the Neverwinter Nights forums are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing your password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-866-543-5435.


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 Post subject: Re: Bioware hacked
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Anyone know if this affects game logins? I'd check...but no internet for the laptop yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Bioware hacked
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:49 pm 
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There are a few web articles on it:

http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/164059/2 ... ntendo.htm

http://www.geek.com/articles/games/biow ... -20110616/

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011 ... -forum.ars


While none of them mention logins being compromised, I think it wouldn't hurt to change your password anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Bioware hacked
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:53 pm 
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I meant more along the lines of "Can we still log in with our accounts?"

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 Post subject: Re: Bioware hacked
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:50 pm 
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Have you tried logging on to the Bioware boards? You should be able to change your password that way (even the old boards).

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 Post subject: Re: Bioware hacked
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:06 pm 
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We can still get into NWN stuff - did some today.

I was wondering why all their forum sites had changed all of a sudden!


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