Fri, Jul 12, 2013 | 02:51 BST
Bohemia Interactive forums offline after hacking attempt
ArmA and DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive has alerted forum users to a security breach which will result in a mandatory password change.
The developer contacted forum members via email, the text of which was published on games.on.net.
“We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords,” Bohemia said.
“Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information. We would like to reassure everyone that no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach.”
Once the forums come back online, users will be able to change their passwords. In the meantime, it’s a good idea to change your password on any login for which you used the same email address and password combination, and to not do that any more.