Codemasters hacked, personal data compromised

Friday, 10th June 2011 14:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Codemasters has confirmed that its website had suffered an “attack” and “intrusion” last Saturday.

Personal data has been compromised. has been taken down, redirecting instead to its Facebook page. VIP code redemption for DiRT 3 and the Codemasters eStore has also been pulled.

“We advise you to change any passwords you have associated with other Codemasters accounts,” the publisher has said in a statement sent out today.

Data compromised includes names, physical addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, encrypted passwords, order history for eStore, user names of Codemasters accounts, IP addresses and gamertags of Xbox Live users.

Credit card information is thought not to be compromised, however, due to not being stored on the servers.

Develop‘s been told that the amount of users affected is thought to be within the region of “thousands,” while the BBC’s report on the matter stretches to “tens of thousands of users.”

Those who have bought Codemasters games digitally or at retail won’t be affected.



  1. JPickford

    Typical, just copying Sony. Can’t they think of anything original?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. alimokrane

    The new war: War on Hackers

    #2 4 years ago
  3. f1r3storm

    Well, hacked again then.. if you remember:

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Razor

    “You can’t even call this shit a war”

    “Why not?”

    “Wars end”.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. viralshag

    I’m beginning to wonder if this sort of stuff happens a lot more often than we actually hear about. Only now with Sony getting dragged through the dirt about it, it gives every man and his dog with a website/system holding personal info to come out and say “oh darn, it’s happened to us too! Sorry everyone but hey it’s not really our fault, those hackers are after ALL of us now! Thanks a lot Sony!”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Added a bit more in there from a Develop report.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Fin


    Wire <3

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Xenoliath

    Who are the Codemasters now? ;)

    #8 4 years ago

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