Square Enix Hacked, Data For 1.8 Million Users Possibly Breached



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Don't speak too soon... I'm sure the hackers got what they wanted (credit card information). It seems like it's getting easier and easier to obtain credit card information. People have been putting skimmers on a credit card machine or just hacking into servers and jacking a huge amount of private information. It's getting pretty scary, actually.




Dear Square Enix Member,

You are receiving this email because Square Enix detected a limited server intrusion on December 12, 2011, and temporarily suspended the US/JP editions of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service in order to conduct an investigation.

Based on our investigation, we have found no evidence at this point that any personal information was accessed. User login credentials and credit card information are not stored on the affected server. We are continuing to investigate.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time as we finalize our investigation in the next few days.

Any updates will be posted on our corporate website at: http://www.square-enix.com/na/






The black hats are called "CRACKERS" not "HACKERS"

This messge brought to you by your friendly legal hacker.



Glad I'm not a Square Enix member.  The increased cracker activity makes me want to upgrade my encryption to AES 512.  Brrr.


Holly Golightly

Interesting that they did not want to hack the European accounts. One of two things... Either there aren't much accounts to aquire from Europe or the hackers themselves are from Europe. Either way, it seems a bit odd. Anyhow, I was really looking forward to that November 5th promise... What a massive let down.



I wasn't really expecting much to be honest... just because this is real life and not a story.

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