A barrage of recent hacks to gaming servers is showing now signs of slowing down with a report today from the latest victims: Codemasters and Epic Games. The security breach could impact thousands of users.
Codemasters issued an open letter to its customers, stating the incident occurred on June 3rd. It’s possible that customer names, addresses (home, email and IP), contact information and XBox Live Gamertags had been compromised. Here’s an excerpt from the open letter:
“Please note that no personal payment information was stored with Codemasters as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.”
“Whilst we do not have confirmation that any of this data was actually downloaded onto an external device, we have to assume that, as access was gained, all of these details were compromised and/or stolen. The Codemasters.com website will remain offline for the foreseeable future.”
Epic Games also issued a statement to customers, acknowledging that forums had been breached:
“The hackers may have obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plaintext passwords weren’t revealed, but it’s possible that those passwords could be obtained by a brute-force attack on the encrypted passwords. Therefore, we have reset all passwords. Your new password at the bottom of this message.”
Both publishers also announced that services would be suspended indefinitely.