And once again, we here at GamingExcellence are forced to inform you that hackers have been busy getting into company servers and stealing information. Only this time, the target was the forum servers for Neverwinter Nights. The breach was first reported on June 14, however, BioWare is still sending out emails to users to inform them of the breech and to update them on the issue. BioWare apologized for the breach, stating:
"We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers' data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account."
Users were directed to a link to immediately change their EA password, which was reset by the company itself in order to protect account integrity. A customer support number is also given to report any unusual account activity.
With all the recent attacks, one starts to wonder what the heck is going on at Hacker Headquarters (TM). Are they planning some massive simultaneous attack on global corporations and we're just seeing the small starting steps? Are these most recent attacks connected to a certain prominent hacker being targeted? Or are these just random attacks aimed at vulnerable targets? Whatever the case is, hopefully more companies will step up security so we can stop having to hear about these breaches.