You know the drill people: Accounts hacked, time to change those passwords ASAP. Who's affected this time around? It's the runners-and-gunners of PlanetSide 2
in Europe. Email addresses and passwords for some accounts were exposed
, and affected players have been notified that they should create a new secret code so that the unwashed hackers don't gain entry to personal accounts elsewhere.
issued the warning last night: "We have ascertained that there was recently unauthorized third-party access to one of our systems. The possibility that your data (email address and password) has been accessed by an unauthorized third party cannot be excluded. We were able to detect the problem promptly and took all necessary action to rectify the issue."
The company said that account data are encrypted and issued instructions
how to change your password if this impacts you.
No European SOE PlanetSide 2
accounts were affected by the intrusion.
[Thanks to the mighty Tandor for the tip!]
[We've updated the article to clarify that only some PSS1 accounts were affected. SOE's European accounts are in the clear.]