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Windows 7: Epic Games hacked

12 Jun 2011   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Epic Games hacked

I recieved that email:

Dear panais,

Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. After some downtime, they're back up and running now.

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.

The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) hasn't been compromised. Thankfully, none of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other financial data.

We're sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience as we wrestle our servers back under control.

Tim Sweeney
Founder, Epic Games Inc
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12 Jun 2011   #2
MadSupra354

 

Let me guess...Anonymous?
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12 Jun 2011   #3
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What's up with all the hacking these days?!
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12 Jun 2011   #4
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

People are probably seeking attention.
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12 Jun 2011   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Let me guess...Anonymous?
Not really their MO or typical target.
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12 Jun 2011   #6
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Both Codemasters and Epic games were hacked, "Contra" was one of the parties responsible. The Codemasters email you can see below.

Dear valued Codemasters customer,
On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.com website. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately took codemasters.com and associated web services offline in order to prevent any further intrusion.
During the days since the attack we have conducted a thorough investigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach and have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gain access to the following:
The Codemasters EStore
We believe the following have been compromised: Customer names and addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order history. 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.
Codemasters CodeM database
Members’ names, usernames, screen names, email addresses, date of birth, encrypted passwords, newsletter preferences, any biographies entered by users, details of last site activity, IP addresses and Xbox Live Gamertags are all believed to have been compromised.
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 with all Codemasters.com traffic re-directed to the Codemasters Facebook page instead. A new website will launch later in the year.
Wake up call for the industry i would think.
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12 Jun 2011   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
What's up with all the hacking these days?!
Hacking happens every single day. The only difference is some of them are becoming public. The majority of systems that are hacked do not go public.
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12 Jun 2011   #8
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Sounds like they should be called "Epic Fail" now. LOL JK. I hate that phrase though.
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13 Jun 2011   #9
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
What's up with all the hacking these days?!
Hacking happens every single day. The only difference is some of them are becoming public. The majority of systems that are hacked do not go public.
Correct!!
That kind of publicity is bad name for the company.
Especially if you buy things from them,like games etc,in many cases thats mean credit card usage,money risk....
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