Bethesda Hacked, Personal Information Stolen

Posted By | On 13th, Jun. 2011

The hackers…I don’t understand what their issue is. After attacking a number of game publishers/developers in the past (Eidos, Codemasters etc), now we have confirmation that Bethesda has been hacked too.

The official Bethesda Blog has the following to say:

Over the past weekend, a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data. We believe we have taken appropriate action to protect our data against these attacks. While no personal financial information or credit card data was obtained, the hackers may have gained access to some user names, email addresses, and/or passwords. As a precaution, we recommend that all our fans immediately change passwords on all our sites — including our community forums and the statistics site we maintain for Brink players.

Fortunately the credit card details were untouched , however user names, emails and passwords have been assumed to be lost to the hackers.

A few days ago, LulzSec had decided to do something about Bethesda:

Big lulz coming up in the near future. Time to show these bitches how it’s done. #Brink #Bethesda #ZeniMax http://t.co/St9EPzn

Which in turn may mean that this hack may be carried out by LulzSec. We will update you later if this is the case.

What are your thoughts on this? Considering the fact that how a series of game developers/publishers have been hacked this year, do you think this could hinder the growth of the video games industry? Let us know in the comments below.


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