You know what sucks? Theft. Theft sucks. You know what sucks more? When someone tries to steal from a company as cool as Wargaming.net. As the story goes, somebody has used some unscrupulous methods to steal some potentially sensitive data from Wargaming.net and the “security incident” was discovered just a bit too late, putting some of your data in the hands of criminals. It doesn’t look like any financial data has been compromised, but it’s likely that certain user information such as emails or passwords have been taken by these scoundrels.
Wargaming are investigating this breach, but obviously there are other precautions that need to be taken. They’re advising players to change their passwords ASAP, and as an incentive they are offering a one-time 300 gold payment in in-game currency to anybody that does change their account password.
The announcement that Wargaming released earlier details things a little bit more:
As a part of our usual security practices we recently became aware that some personal information may have been compromised due to a security incident. We immediately launched an investigation into the incident and can assure you that no financial information was accessed. However, we believe that some password hashes and email addresses may have been affected by the compromise.
The security of your account is very important to us at Wargaming. As a precaution, we are launching a global campaign to increase the security of your account. To start, sign into your account on the World of Tanks portal to access the security tools. Please reset your Wargaming ID account password using the Account Management page.
If you have been using your old Wargaming ID password on other sites, we strongly recommend that you change those passwords too.
We appreciate your immediate attention in resetting your password and apologize for the inconvenience.
So, have you changed your password yet or you are too pissed off at the security breach to do so?