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Bioware / EA Hacked

ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes | more than 3 years ago

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ShadowFoxx (2015582) writes "I recently received an e-mail from EA saying my PII was stolen from one of their "10 year old " Servers. The contents of the mail was:

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security.

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

More info on CNN"

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Poor Security (1)

ShadowFoxx (2015582) | more than 3 years ago | (#36560266)

As a security professional myself: The fact that EA/Bioware were running a 10 year old server, means that they don't take Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability, of their systems seriously and handled their security rather negligently.
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