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By Alice O'Connor   //   July 2, 2013 10:00 AM

Ubisoft hacked: logins compromised; payment details safe

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-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. Thankfully, credit card details are safe.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 17, 2012 9:00 AM

Heroes of Newerth hacked

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 using individual passwords for each account.
By Alice O'Connor   //   February 1, 2012 4:30 PM

Tera blocking whole continents to fight hacking and farming

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 23, 2011 6:15 AM

Rift hacked, user information stolen

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.
By Xav de Matos   //   November 10, 2011 2:45 PM

Steam hack goes beyond forums, Valve reveals

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   August 15, 2011 6:45 AM

Bethesda warns of another hack attempt

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   July 14, 2011 10:00 AM

QuakeCon old forums hacked; id retrospective panel announced

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 27, 2011 6:00 AM

Battlefield Heroes hacked in LulzSec swansong

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.
By Andrew Yoon   //   June 23, 2011 7:45 PM

BioWare hacked, EA information compromised

And the hacks continue. BioWare is informing users that hackers have "gained unauthorized access" and may have your personal information.
By Steve Watts   //   June 17, 2011 11:45 AM

Sega Pass hacked, users warned to change passwords

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.
By Steve Watts   //   June 13, 2011 3:00 PM

Bethesda servers hacked, accounts may be compromised

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 10, 2011 7:45 AM

Codemasters hacked, personal data stolen

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   May 16, 2011 6:00 AM

Sony Online Entertainment service restored

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