Bethesda Hacked Following Nintendo, Epic, and Codemasters
This news comes shortly after Epic Games announced that they were targeted in the last week or so and that most of the user data like usernames, e-mail addresses, and passwords may have been stolen.
Bethesda made an announcement regarding this issue, on their official blog, stating:
Over the past weekend, a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data. We believe we have taken appropriate action to protect our data against these attacks.
While all the billing information is secure, other user information and account data may have been taken by the hackers, and Bethesda is therefore recommending users to change their passwords on the Bethesda Forums.
We regret any inconvenience that these attacks on us cause for you. These attacks will be evaluated to determine if there are any additional protections we might take that would be prudent.
Epic Games were victim of similar attack where user data was stolen but the credit card information and other billing data was secure since the company doesn’t store it. Unreal Developer Network wasn’t compromised and is still safe.
Meanwhile Nintendo having just recently recovered from a hack attempt has discovered, a possible phishing threat via Nintendo Life on its European website. As a result, has shutdown parts of the website. In case of Nintendo, no information is stored on the website so it’s safe for time being.
This is the continuation of the successful hacks of Eidos, Codemasters, and Sony networks. As the hacking spree continuous, it has been made clear by Lulzsec, that no one is safe.