World of Tanks has suffered a security incident, and as a result Wargaming is suggesting all players change their passwords. To make sure users follow through, it's even offering a one-time reward of in-game currency for taking the security measure.
A notice from Wargaming says that no financial information was accessed, but "some password hashes and e-mail addresses may have been affected." It also recommends you change your password on any sites that share your Wargaming ID password, for obvious reasons. A follow-up promises 300 gold to each player that successfully updates their password. It notes, of course, that this is a one-time payment, so you can't just keep changing your password to rack up the money.
Steve Watts posted a new article, World of Tanks accounts compromised, gold awarded for password changes.
Wargaming has detected a security breach in World of Tanks, and is encouraging users to change their passwords with an offer of free gold.
Why do they not just force all pws to get changed?
Thank you password hacker.