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Codemasters website hacked

Friday, 27th 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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  1. neon6

    What is wrong with companies getting hacked left and right these days.
    It’s like World War 3 in here.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    the things companies do to ‘promote’ their recent releases…/yawn

    #2 3 years ago
  3. STEGUINO

    UK ?

    all the developement is done in the USA.

    Long time since they’ve been a uk developer.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Vistrix

    Companies get hacked all the time. It isn’t unusual. Its just the fact that Sony had an attack that all of the news sites are reporting any leak of data as a “hack”.

    For all we know, this could be a disgruntled employee with admin access.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TheBlackHole

    @3

    No, actually. Codemasters studios are ALL based in the UK.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    What’s with all these hackers attacking video game companies lately? It’s not just Sony & now Codemasters but several others have reported it.
    http://www.news.com.au/money/banking/commonwealth-bank-cancels-thousands-of-credit-cards/story-e6frfmcr-1226063976365?from=igoogle+gadget+compact+news_rss
    even the banks are vulnerable *shakes head*

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Hunam

    @3 I’m fairly certain Leamington Spa, Birmingham and Guildford are all in the UK.

    #7 3 years ago