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Bioware Website Hacked - no CC, but DOB/Email/password

Posted by kayatai, 24 June 2011 · 28 views

Email was in my junk folder.

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. 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. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security. [Link to reset password]

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007.






Email was in my junk folder.

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. 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. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security. [Link to reset password]

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007.

Yeah got this last night myself. I swear did the hackers just go insane and try to get in everywhere lately?
So sega, Bioware, bethesta etc have been getting hacked while bethesta in particular said email addresses and other things might have been taken but they don't get flamed like Sony did. Of course, the yellow journalism in the gaming community while not as bad as it was 4 years ago still years its ugly head once in a while when it comes to sony. Hypocrisy is at full force in this hacking issue
hahaha and I thought this was fake. I deleted it. I said to myself, damn these third world country nations are getting good!
@strait edge follower - I think Sony got slammed because they stored credit card info which has bigger implications than just your username/email/encrypted password that most of these other sites have lost.
Hackers are really on the their game right now. Or do you all think it's one guy or group doing all of these? It's pretty lame really. I mean you have to have a pretty pathetic life if doing this makes you feel good.

Also yea, Sony deserved what they got. They had CC info and more at stake. Not these sites.
@AvidWriter, No, because they had no idea about the severity of the breach until an outside firm investigated it. Investigations are not done in one day.
"So sega, Bioware, bethesta etc have been getting hacked while bethesta in particular said email addresses and other things might have been taken but they don't get flamed like Sony did......Hypocrisy is at full force in this hacking issue "

well to be fair, the sony heat was due to people not being able to play their games online imho. so i wouldnt say its really all that hypocritical. (now to me this is not the most important issue, the cc info being stolen was top priority and email/password, but people were getting mad, and the longer it took to fix the service, the more pissed off people got)i think if psn would have stayed online then sony would not have caught as much shit as they did. (obviously it couldnt stay up... just sayin is all)
"Sony Defense Force, assemble!"

Sorry that you guys lost money on your Sony investments with their recent troubles. Surely you're not so irrational as to get emotionally invested in a company due to their name alone. Right?
@The Mana Knight, the point being is that it shouldn't have happened to begin with. Previous employees with Sony are admitting to poor security practices by Sony which consumer information was at risk. Stop being such a sheep, it was a major Fuck up on their part.
^what he said. Sony definitely deserved it. It has nothing to do with the name of the company, Microsoft would have taken a lot of shit, too, if it happened to them. And they would have deserved it.
Not my Neverwinter Nights 2 keys. D: