Codemasters website hacked

Friday, 27 May 2011 03:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Joining the sudden trend for external intrusions, venerable UK developer Codemasters has reported a hacking attempt on its website.

“On Friday 20th, there was an attempt to gain administrative access to the Codemasters.com website. This admin access may have allowed alterations to our company website,” a representative told GamesIndustry.

Luckily, the breach was noticed quickly, and Codies took down its website for a few hours to close the security hole.

The hackers got away with some staff usernames, but all password were encrypted.

Codemasters says the attack has prompted a review of all the developer’s websites and networks.

“Especially as many games companies have been popular targets for this sort of activity recently,” the statement noted.

Square Enix announced the possible compromise of 25,000 email addresses after its Deus Ex website was hacked, while the consequences of an attack on Sony in mid-April are still felt.

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