Planetside 2: European servers compromised, password change required

By Brenna Hillier
27 February 2013 00:34 GMT

Planetside 2’s European servers have been compromised, and all users are strongly urged to change their login details.

In a statement sent to community members, Sony Online Entertainment encouraged users to secure their accounts as soon as possible.

“We have ascertained that there was recently unauthorized third-party access to one of our systems. The possibility that your data (Email address and password) has been accessed by an unauthorized third party cannot be excluded,” the publisher admitted.

“We were able to detect the problem promptly and took all necessary action to rectify the issue. Your account data is encrypted with us for your security. Nevertheless, we have decided to take preventative measures in order to ensure the highest degree of security.”

Any account affected by the unauthorised activity will be emailed and required to change their passwords. Some accounts will have been suspended as a result of SoE’s measures, but can be retrieved at this link.

“The security of your data is of paramount importance to us and we are continually working to ensure that our systems always comply with the most up-to-date security standards,” SoE promised.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and kindly ask for your patience and understanding.”

Sony Online Entertainment also came under cyber attack during the great rubber duck crisis and resulting hacking festival of 2011.

Thanks, CVG.

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