Following a run of recent stories of videogame company sites being hacked, Bohemia Interactive are the latest victims. In an email sent out to customers, the ARMA developers reveal that their database of usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords has been downloaded illegally. The company believe that due to encryption, users are not in danger of having passwords stolen. Here’s the email:
Dear Community Member,
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. 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.
As a precaution we are resetting the passwords of all users which means you will be unable to log into any of our websites/forums until your password is changed. To do this, go to
https://profile.bistudio.com/profile/recover-password , enter your email address or username and press “Get a new password”. Shortly afterwards you will receive an automated email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link, where you can set a new password of your choosing.
In the event that you do not receive the email within 20 minutes, please try searching your spam folder.
If you have any problems with your account, or have any questions/concerns regarding this incident please feel free to contact email@example.com
Thank you for your attention,
Bohemia Interactive a.s.