Codemasters website hacked, account information stolen
- Posted June 10th, 2011 at 21:13 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 4 Comments
Try to access the official Codemasters website today and you'll be re-directed to the publisher's Facebook profile following a security breach in which hackers have reportedly stolen names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers dates of birth, passwords and IP addresses of user accounts.
The only good news for those who registered on the website is that payment details were not apparently taken, but users have been contacted via email and encouraged to change passwords as soon as they can. Gamers who have registered an online VIP pass for DiRT 3 on PlayStation 3 could also be affected.
"Be extra cautious of potential scams, via email, phone, or post that ask you for personal or sensitive information," warns Codemasters. It would have been nice if Codemasters had contacted everyone affected. Some members of the site, including staff members at PSU, still haven't been contacted by the publisher, despite the hacking taking place on June 3.
The official website will remain offline “for the foreseeable future” said a spokesperson for the British publisher. Updates on the issue will be provided on the official Facebook page.
- 5:11pm EDT - June 10th, 2011
Man, I hope they start finding and prosecuting these cowardly criminals.
- 5:20pm EDT - June 10th, 2011
Hackers really are pathetic people. Swear to God.
- 8:13pm EDT - June 10th, 2011
lol. And people acted like this was a Sony issue. Hacking goes on ALL the time to ALL these businesses/ companies/ organizations. every now and then the hackers successfully break through their securities in a big way and people (as oblivious as they are. act like this is some huge calamity and loose all their trusta in that company, wrongly so.
- 6:13pm EDT - June 12th, 2011
I don't understand why would someone with great computer skills risk themselves and ruin the image of good hackers. Good hackers that fight for freedom, truth and corruption. Now we have a nasty trend going on that targets innocent people which makes no sense. A person with such skills can earn lots of money easy.
There has to be something else going on here. For example: Maybe some crazy dictator or druglord is offerring huge rewards (or threats) for many people's personal information.
This is retarded. They are ruining the freedom of being online to the point where everything online will have to be monitored or limited in some way.
I strongly feel there is some other agenda behind this because this just seems so lame.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!