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Bethesda confirms personal data compromised

Monday, 13th June 2011 16:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bethesda’s confirmed that hackers have compromised personal data belonging to users on its websites and the stats site for Brink.

Usernames, passwords and email addresses are the list of features affected.

No personal financial or credit card information was obtained in the attack, however.

Bethesda’s advised that users change their passwords for its websites, including its community forums and the statistics site for Brink, further adding to “keep an eye out for suspicious emails and account activity.”

The attacks follow a warning over the weekend from hacker group Lulz Sec on Twitter.

We were going to keep this little treasure chest to ourselves, but it appears the hand has been bitten. Say your prayers, Brink users. >:],” it said in one tweet.

A second tweet added: “Big lulz coming up in the near future. Time to show these bitches how it’s done. #Brink #Bethesda #ZeniMax.

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  1. Blerk

    ‘kin hell!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gama_888

    These are major attacks now, and these hackers are attacking Large games companies and publishers, with no motive.

    Other devs and publishers should start taking serious precautions

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dralen

    What the hell is going on? Have these hackers actually gone mad.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Remember when it was all Sony’s fault when they were hacked? So it’s only fair to assume that it’s Bethesda’s fault now.

    Seriously though, these attacks are getting extreme now. Glad European Union decided to give out harder punishment for hackers.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Aimless

    So, what’s the frail justification this time?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    ^ Still totally customer rights, i bet.

    Looks like the people that raged at Sony have another publisher to add to their ‘boycott’. Soon you guys wont have anything left to play.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. NeoSquall

    “We were going to keep this little treasure chest to ourselves, but it appears the hand has been bitten. Say your prayers, Brink users. >:],” it said in one tweet. /quote

    Ok, it seems the perpetrators are a bunch of CoD faggots.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    I bet these hackers would hack their mummy’s bank account given half the chance.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    @7, No pc nerds like these are Defo Battlefield faggots ;)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    he must be angry that brink is crap dont blame him tbh

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    “Big lulz”. Yeah, like totally adult and all that. Just confirms that hackers are a bunch of dipshit idiots.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. NeoSquall

    @9 Since Battlefield and Brink don’t share anything, I don’t think this is the case.

    On the other hand, someone believed that Brink would be similar or better than Call of Duty (the latest iterations but found it different and “rubbish” (in their opinion), so they hated it.
    By the way, the pc stats in the Brink stat site aren’t working yet, so we can just exclude it.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    Just out of curiosity, are you three years old?

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Freek

    Wondering what and why this is going on? Article with an interesting perspective. And I woulden’t make the mistake of confusing internet humor and odd press releases with immaturirty.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    So they want jobs?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. jnms

    It’s quite obvious what is going on at this point.

    Someone has an agenda, and they are portraying themselves as ‘hackers’. We will find out what that agenda is when we finally see the responce to all these attacks.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. NeoSquall

    @13 nope, I was just softly trolling.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Maximum Payne

    @15 Lol.They are all attention whore :)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Hybridpsycho

    What’s up with these douchebag hacker groups that starts going mad?

    It’s really just silly, remember the time before Sony when hackers just used to go against faggots who broke the law or governmental shit that was unjust?

    Seems some hackers don’t want to do that anymore :(

    #19 3 years ago
  20. On2wheels

    And now the steam store is down…

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Redh3lix

    As much as a pain in the botty these hackers are, I’m glad there has been a sudden influx of these hacks, rather than a trickle of hacks obtaining our personal information. I suspect given this and recent events targeted towards dev houses and the gaming industry as a whole, the larger corps are attempting to at least strengthen their security as we speak….. I hope.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Moonwalker1982

    They are making demands on Skyrim now too..pathetic assholes.

    http://www.gamesthirst.com/2011/06/13/hacker-group-hacked-into-bethesda-weeks-ago-promises-to-embarrass-the-firm-soon-demands-skyrim-details/

    -

    The group even joked around about Bethesda upcoming game, Skyrim, demanding that the firm “add an official LulzSec top hat to Skyrim and we’ll remove your admin configurations from our incoming leak”. -

    #22 3 years ago
  23. YoungZer0

    @22: So it’s threats now? They think they are so untouchable. They deserve to get at least 4 years if you ask me.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    You know, rather then question a companies ability to protect their/our data, i think we should also be questioning the authorizes ability to catch these people. Because it always seems to be the same group, and right now they seem to be able to do whatever they want without consequence.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @24: Agreed, i think we already do this. FBI is a joke. Far as i know Airforce is also supposed to be handling hacker attacks.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    FBI and AIrforce can only go after people within the states they won’t go outside of the country because a few kids have a hard on for hacking game sites.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. DSB

    @26 The FBI has used Interpol to reach far outside the US though.

    I don’t know whether theft and corporate espionage are federal offences though.

    Here’s a thing:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/14/half_life_sting/

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27 ALright so the FBI calls the country and says hey we know a couple of hackers are in your country taking information off our citizens. THen its that countries job to capture them not the FBI or the Airforce.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. DSB

    Yeah, I won’t pretend to know how it works.

    The Airforce definitely won’t be allowed to do anything abroad outside of areas under US control, they’re not police.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. typeface

    All I can say is give them no attention. We’re feeding this by giving them attention.
    Someone starts something, gets attention and then well we get more and more. Give them less attention, less coverage and they’ll move onto other things unless they really have no life.
    You know it’s like 24-7 coverage of serial killers and those who decide to carry out a school shooting and the like that actually gives rise to more of them. A lot of them do seek and crave attention from their tweets. Don’t give them any and they’d try for more harder targets and in the end fumble. We’re all human, all systems and people are quite fallible. Even they have weaknesses – I’m sure they’re aware that as long as they’re human they’ll have weaknesses which can be exploited too.
    If history has taught us anything it’s that payback’s a bitch on all sides.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Clupula

    This is going to lead to some serious regulations and cutting down on our internet freedoms. Don’t think it won’t. And we’ll know exactly who the blame when that happens.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Uncontested

    So much for the US Govt. not caring about this group of idiots.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/us-cybersecurity-usa-senate-idUSTRE75C5JI20110613

    They targeted the US Senate.. Bunch of children are biting off entirely too much for them to chew.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. JackTheLittle

    they are just tryin to show that these things are natural.
    while one of the biggest companies attacked by hackers right under their nose and they did not anything but laughing happily and babbling about how bad it was all the time.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. JackTheLittle

    i’m not letting my comment disappear with an advertise :D
    it was under their nose and they did nothing but laughing happily and babbling about how bad it was all the time.

    #34 3 years ago