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    I passed off an email I got today from Codemasters as either a phishing email or spam, I glanced over it briefly but didn't dare click anything. Instead I left it for Ben to check when he gets home... then I read this...

    One of the UK's biggest computer games developers has confirmed the personal details of many of its customers have been stolen, after its systems were hacked.

    Codemasters - which makes games for consoles including the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii - has said customer names and addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and encrypted passwords have been taken.

    It follows a number of similar computer hacks, including two against Sony which saw the data of almost 100 million users taken.

    Codemasters has now taken its website off line, following the breach last Friday.

    The company said it had emailed every customer ever registered on the site in the wake of the data theft but insisted no payment details have been compromised.

    Offering its apologies for the security breach, the firm urged users to be "extra cautious of potential scams, via email, phone, or post that ask you for personal or sensitive information".
    "Unfortunately, Codemasters is the latest victim in ongoing targeted attacks against numerous game companies," it told recipients of the letter.

    "We assure you that we are doing everything within our legal means to track down the perpetrators and take action to the full extent of the law.

    "We apologise for this incident and regret any inconvenience caused. We are contacting all customers who may have been affected directly."

    Users of the website were also encouraged to change any passwords "associated with other Codemasters accounts".

    Spokesman Rich Eddy said the company still had no idea who targeted the site but said the attack could "quite possibly" affect tens of thousands of people.

    Visitors to the website - codemasters.com - were being directed to its Facebook page.
    A new site will be launched later in the year.

    Last month, Japanese company Sony revealed it had suffered two massive breaches of security.

    The first attack - which saw the theft of data from 77 million users of its PlayStation network - was one of the worst break-ins in internet history.

    In the second intrusion, an extra 24.6 million computer game users may have had their personal details stolen.



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    Rat's cocks. I'm sure I signed up to their forum back in the day to moan about their PS2 Sensible Soccer game being gash.


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    Fuck, I have a Codemasters account.

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    Yeah I learnt that I'm registered on the site twice using a email address I still receive emails on but haven't used in a long time. Funnily enough My web host got attacked around the same time, maybe moving to the cloud isn't a good think right now

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    Don't think I have one registered. Disturbing amount of places getting hacked these days

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    My LOTRO details may have been compromised according to the email I received, not that I play it any more but it does mean they have all my details - at least the card I had registered with them has since expired.

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    I have no idea what stuff they have from me on their system but did the hackers get hold of credit card details?

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    Did you not even read the post?

    The company said it had emailed every customer ever registered on the site in the wake of the data theft but insisted no payment details have been compromised.

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    oops missed that bit hehe

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    Epic & Bethesda hit over the weekend too. If its LulzSec then they also hit pr0n dot com as well and published the admin details of another 55 adult sites.

    I don't get why they are doing this, I suspect its just to make a name for themselves in the hope some giant corporation will hire them as a 'security expert' but the targets don't add up. Sony...well yeah okay I'll give them that for Geohotz, at least that was semi-valid at a stretch, but then hitting a bunch of games publishers I could understand if the motive was anti-gaming/corp greed but then surely ActiBlizz would have been first on the list?

    Then they send a nice message to Nintendo and the NHS warning them of weaknesses, then they resume hacking but going beyond gaming into adult entertainment...that is if all of these are the same group, admittedly I've only kept an eye out on the stuff that has directly affected me. The geek/nerd civil war is on the horizon and the internet is the battleground...

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