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Square Enix Just Got Hacked

| 14 Dec 2011 21:15
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Bad news, Square Enix fans: The company has revealed that some "unauthorized access" has taken place on its Square Enix Members servers.

If you were planning to log into the Square Enix Members service today, don't bother. Square has revealed that it detected that "unauthorized access" on the servers (read: "we've been hacked"). As a result, the online service has gone down while the publisher investigates just what happened and figures out how extensive the digital trespassing was.

From the sound of things, it doesn't sound like this is anywhere near as serious as other hacks this year have been (I'm looking at you, Sony):

We are assessing the full extent of this potential breach to determine what data, if any, was compromised and will provide more details as soon as possible. While some personal information may have been accessed, we can confirm that there is no possibility of any credit card information leak from this incident, since the server in question stores no credit card information. We estimate that the suspension will continue for a few days until we complete our investigation and counter-measures. We will update you as we learn more.
Square Enix Members is a loyalty program that dishes out rewards in exchange for players who register Square Enix games with the service. The website does store users' names, addresses, usernames, and passwords.

Hopefully, whoever broke into the servers didn't make off with any information. I guess we'll have to wait and see what Square Enix says about the situation once its investigation is finished.

Source: Square Enix via Massively

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