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BioWare: Yup, we got hacked too

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 Jun 2011 11:23 User comments (6)

BioWare: Yup, we got hacked too Electronic Arts (EA) has announced today that user accounts have been breached and data like passwords and mailing addresses have been compromised.
The attack hit a server for developer BioWare, which is owned by EA.

Hackers got in through a backdoor using the 10-year old "Neverwinter Nights" user forums.

Although the compromised data is from BioWare, EA warns that your personal data with EA Games may have been stolen, as well.

EA did make it very clear that no financial data was compromised, but encrypted passwords, names, CD keys, addresses and phone numbers were all stolen. If you have a BioWare or EA Games account, it is prudent to go and change your password as soon as possible.

BioWare apologized (via Rant):

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007.

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6 user comments

124.6.2011 23:47

Confirmed: Hackerdawn now.

225.6.2011 01:02

LoL...the whole point of these hacks is to demonstrate that security is lax with these companies and that they need to do something about it, and now it is being spun as, "Everyone gets hacked, it isn't our fault that we had a 10-year-old backdoor"

325.6.2011 12:35

Meh I am getting tired of this shite...Moral of the story seems to be protect yourself by having varied passwords for anything that matters and count on anything you put out there to get compromised at some point. Not to be a conspiricy kook but this sure would be a great way to discourage web purchases and redirect them to local

425.6.2011 22:44

@KillerBug the door on your house can be kicked in anytime same with your windows still not ok is it.

526.6.2011 18:32


627.6.2011 10:47

Originally posted by brockie:
@KillerBug the door on your house can be kicked in anytime same with your windows still not ok is it.
So, what? I'm sorry, I can't get it when people try to simplify and relate IT issues to retarded, real-world situations that don't equate at all.

This wasn't a kicked-in back door in some residential suburbia considering who's involved, it was a fake id card working on a very real lock and security system. It's more like me trying to pick my way into their building and safe with a twig and succeeding; I shouldn't be able to because it's not like we just came up with the idea of safes last week. Surely a company, and its subsidiaries, constantly evolving and aging would keep its security measures and tactics doing the same.

You don't start a business in 1990 using your floorboards for a bank, and keep it that way come 2010...

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