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ARMA games publisher Bohemia Interactive resets passwords after attack

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Fri Jul 12 2013, 12:15
Bohemia Interactive's Arma III

GAMES PUBLISHER Bohemia Interactive is requiring its website and forum users to reset their passwords after uncovering unauthorised access to parts of its website.

Bohemia Interactive is best known for its ARMA military simulator titles. It announced yesterday that it had uncovered unauthorised access to its web servers, and is forcing all users to change their passwords despite saying that no credit card information was stored in any of its databases.

According to Bohemia Interactive the unauthorised access led to the downloading of a database that stored usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. The firm said that the database did not include any credit card information and the passwords were encrypted, claiming this makes it "very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information", though that is unlikely to calm users' fears.

The games publisher said, "As a precaution we are resetting the passwords of all users which means you will be unable to log into any of our websites/forums until your password is changed." It is forcing all users to go to a "recover password" website that emails new passwords to existing account holders. Users should also change their passwords at any other website(s) where they used the same password.

Bohemia Interactive isn't the first game publisher to face unauthorised access in recent months, with Ubisoft having urged 58 million users to change their passwords earlier this month, while Codemasters also announced it had been a hacking victim. µ

 

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