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League of Legends hacked, 120,000 transaction records accessed

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm PDT

Riot's League of Legends is the latest to suffer at the hands of hackers, with 120,000 transaction records from 2011 accessed.

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"Looks like its only North America according to that statement, so other areas should be okay? ..."

- Nehvrook see all 6 comments

Crytek sites hacked, user information possibly compromised

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Crytek is the latest to suffer a hacker attack. Four sites have been affected and user information may have been compromised.

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"I would like to see game server hacking offences punishable by genital mutilation."

- Endymion_ see all 2 comments

Ubisoft hacked: logins compromised; payment details safe

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 02, 2013 10:00am PDT

If the Great Video Game Hacking Spree of Spring 2011 didn't convince you to start using different passwords for every account, oh dear: time to change everything again. Ubisoft has confirmed that its account database was hacked, giving a miscreant access to user names, e-mai...

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Heroes of Newerth hacked

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 17, 2012 9:00am PST

A naughty hacker has busted into the database of S2's Heroes of Newerth, gaining access to account login information. If you've played the DotA 'em up and use a password shared with any other online account, you'll want to get changing those passwords and, honestly, start us...

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"well, since I only use the DB for keepass, good luck. Oh, and I have one BIGASS password to ..."

- vertdang see all 16 comments

Tera blocking whole continents to fight hacking and farming

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 01, 2012 4:30pm PST

Certain corners of the globe are maligned in MMORPGs as havens for hackers and gold farmers, and En Masse Entertainment not only agrees, it's taking action. The North American publisher of Tera plans to outright block great swathes of the world by IP.

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"That's pretty ballsy, and I'll admit, and I'm now a little more interested in this game than I ..."

- Home Nugget see all 13 comments

Rift hacked, user information stolen

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2011 6:15am PST

If you've played Rift, be aware that an account database of developer Trion Worlds has been hacked. The naughty hackers have made off with personal information including addresses and dates of birth, but Trion insists credit card details are safe.

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"usually this allways happens through a backdoor in the forums for the company.... no company has ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 34 comments

Steam hack goes beyond forums, Valve reveals

By Xav de Matos, Nov 10, 2011 2:45pm PST

A letter from Valve boss Gabe Newell has revealed that an investigation into the "intrusion" that "defaced" the Steam forums on Sunday, November 6, was worse than the company originally believed.

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"since i re-installed SC so much, i just use that as my password"

- reverend~heresy see all 61 comments

Bethesda warns of another hack attempt

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 15, 2011 6:45am PDT

Bethesda's forums may have been hacked, the develop-o-publisher has warned. Users are advised to change the password of any online account which shared their forum password.

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"$5 says it was someone claiming to be mad at the whole Scrolls thing but actually doesn't give a ..."

- SlingBlaze see all 4 comments

QuakeCon old forums hacked; id retrospective panel announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 14, 2011 10:00am PDT

There's good QuakeCon news, and there's bad QuakeCon news. First, the bad: the old QCon forums have been hacked and passwords compromised. But the good: QuakeCon 2011 will gather venerated id veterans to tell stories in a '20 Years of id Software' panel.

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"Does this mean people who registered for quakecon 2011 or people who were on the forum?"

- GoldfishInAJarOfPickles see all 3 comments

Battlefield Heroes hacked in LulzSec swansong

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 27, 2011 6:00am PDT

The free-to-play Battlefield Heroes was briefly taken offline after LulzSec released user data from the beta version. With this final datablast, the hacker group has disbanded.

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"Either way it will be nice to have a break from the constant barrage of lulzsec reports lately"

- Wiz74 see all 8 comments

BioWare hacked, EA information compromised

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 23, 2011 7:45pm PDT

And the hacks continue. BioWare is informing users that hackers have "gained unauthorized access" and may have your personal information.

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"Got my email late last night. You'd think companies like Sony and EA would take online security ..."

- digitalrogue see all 38 comments

Sega Pass hacked, users warned to change passwords

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2011 11:45am PDT

Sega has sent out a notice to Sega Pass users that its database has been compromised. Hackers obtained e-mails, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords, but not credit card information.

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"The one thought that popped into my head Maybe the companies aren't sending out these emails, ..."

- Dragzeela see all 14 comments

Bethesda servers hacked, accounts may be compromised

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2011 3:00pm PDT

The hacking group LulzSec is claiming responsibility for a hack against Bethesda's servers. The company advises changing passwords on their own sites, as well as any that use similar passwords.

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"the internet controls more then just information it controls money, it controls personal ..."

- cloud8521 see all 31 comments

Codemasters hacked, personal data stolen

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2011 7:45am PDT

If you have any sort of Codemasters account, you might want to start changing your passwords. The publisher announced that its website was hacked last Friday, and user data compromised.

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"Hackers should be trusted they are only after the big evil company not the normal people. All of ..."

- dookiebot see all 15 comments

Sony Online Entertainment service restored

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2011 6:00am PDT

Servers for DC Universe Online, EverQuest, and more returned over the weekend as SOE recovered from the hack in which user data was stolen.

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"Use code GUCCI SHACK for free shipping anywhere in milky way."

- ErichTopp see all 8 comments