The famously hacked Sony
has a sympathetic shoulder this week, as Nexon
recently discovered a massive breach that's exposed over 13 million MapleStory
player accounts to cyber ne'er-do-wells. Discovered this past Thursday, the breach was solely limited to South Korea, as Nexon hosts separate countries on their own servers.
This means that any South Korean MapleStory
player's information is at risk, including user IDs, names, passwords, and residential registration numbers. This information could potentially be stolen and used for a variety of crimes.
While there's been no word whether actual personal information has been stolen, Nexon nevertheless urged these 13+ million subscribers to change their passwords. The company has contacted the police to ask for a formal investigation.
This comes at an unfortunate time for the company, as Nexon is poised to present its IPO
on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December.