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RIFT database hacked: "No evidence that full credit card information was compromised"

Trion Worlds announced today that its RIFT account database has been hacked, and private information such as: user names, passwords, birth dates, billing and email addresses, along with the first and last four digits of stored credit card information could have been compromised. However, the firm states that at this time, there is "no evidence" that such personal information has been accessed, and it has "no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way."

Still, it's best to be on the lookout for anything fishy pertaining to your accounts, and the firm has advised that everyone make changes to their RIFT and Trion accounts.

"We have already taken further action to strengthen our systems, even as we, with external security experts, continue to research the extent of the unauthorised access," said the firm in a statement. "We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you."

Users will need to change their passwords along with security questions and answers the next time they log into Trion's website, and it is suggested you also make use of the site's Mobile Authenticator.

"You should have continued, uninterrupted access to RIFT, and we do not anticipate any disruptions to your playing time," Trion said. "Nevertheless, if you own the RIFT game, you will be granted three days of complimentary game time once you update your password and security questions.

"Additionally, once you update your account and set a new password, your account will be granted a Moneybags' Purse, which increases your looted coin by 10%, even if you have not yet purchased RIFT."

Thanks, CVG.

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