The War Z has been taken offline by publisher OP Productions after both the user forum and the game’s database were hacked this morning.
The publisher posted a statement on the matter, stressing that no payment information was left exposed by the attack.
Action is being taken to address the matter, “We have already taken a number of steps to increase security and are continuing to work with external advisors and investigators to identify and implement measures to minimize the chance of this happening in the future.
“The data accessed included email addresses used to log-in to the forum, forum passwords which we encrypt, email addresses used to log-in to the game, encrypted game passwords as well as in-game character names and the IP addresses from which players log-in to the forum and to the game.
“If you posted other information to the forum it is likely that such data was accessed as well. We do not collect the names or addresses of our gamers so that information was not impacted unless you posted it on the forum. We are investigating whether additional information may have been obtained.”
The publisher is urging all players to change their passwords immediately.
This isn’t the first time the controversial game has been hacked. It happened back in January too. It seems as if many gamers are still unhappy with the game’s close likeness to Dean Hall’s DayZ and its heavy monetisation.
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