BioWare Hacked, 18K Forum Accounts Breached

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Spencer Taylor

I have to say that Bioware's handling of this matter is spot on. Was it a major breach? No, not in the grand scheme of things; however, Bioware changed ALL the EA log-on's and informed its customers within hours. Had Sony followed these steps, I think their fate would have been different.

As an InfoSec person myself, Aaryn Flynn deserves props for doing the right thing - this is from the email I, and thousands of others, received:

Aaryn Flynn
Studio GM, BioWare Edmonton
VP, Electronic Arts

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Aksparks04

the title of this post scared the crap out of me.  Some of us over on the SWTOR community forums have been discussing the recent hackfests happeneing since the PSN attacks began.  I've been anxiously following/awaiting the release of TOR since 2008, so when I read your title I was about to say "now this has gotten personal!!!!", but PHEW!

I just hope TOR sites/user databases aren't targetted.

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level1paladin

Why are our passwords not encrypted on these sites? 

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jonnyohio

Hackers dont need reasons, its the thrill most go after and taking something even if its worthless is the trophy.

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hammeredtoast

Screw. This.

 

WHY. WHY. WHY?

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iceman08

yay, more hacking...I'm no longer seeing the good of hackers

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Neufeldt2002

Simple, people recycle their usernames and passwords.

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Phosphorous

Exactly and they probably figured a 10 year old server would definitely be unsecure.

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