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Bethesda Warns Of User Data Breach
Bethesda Warns Of User Data Breach
June 13, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

June 13, 2011 | By Kyle Orland
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Video game publisher Bethesda has warned customers that some of their data - including user names, e-mail addresses and passwords - may have been compromised in an attack on the company's servers.

While no financial or credit card information was revealed in the attack, Bethesda said, the company is recommending all users change their passwords on both Bethesda's sites and any other sites that share the same login information.

"As we donít know what further plans the hackers may have, we suggest that you keep an eye out for suspicious emails and account activity," the company wrote in an official blog post. "We regret any inconvenience that these attacks on us cause for you. These attacks will be evaluated to determine if there are any additional protections we might take that would be prudent."

A series of tweets from hacker collective Lulzsec Sunday seemed to indicate the group's involvement in the attacks.

"We did it because they couldn't stop us - and did it we did, as you'll see," the group tweeted early Monday morning. "We always deliver."

This latest attack comes following a series of hacks revealing user data stored by video game companies. High-profile attacks on Sony's PSN and SOE servers have been the largest, but the web sites for Eidos, Codemasters and Nintendo have also been compromised in recent weeks.

Spanish police recently arrested three people who allegedly directed the attacks on Sony's servers on behalf of hacking collective Anonymous. Spokespeople for the group have repeatedly denied their involvement in the attacks.


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MTim Jones
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Lulzsec announced this breach over the weekend via twitter (the breach apparently occurred around 2 months ago). They claim embarrassing info is coming.

Christopher Enderle
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What sort of embarrassing info? Like who bought that horse armor pack?

Cody Scott
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that they have no lives.

Aaron Truehitt
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I guess these are just a bunch of "me too" hackers?

MTim Jones
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I didn't get that impression. They appear to have just sat on the data.

Jeffrey Crenshaw
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Why is this happening so much lately? Or has it always happened with this frequency and is just a more newsworthy event after the Sony incidents brought corporate hacking into the internet's attention?

Amy Austin
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I'm curious about this myself. Has the Sony hack brought this into the spotlight? Or is this a new phenomenon with hackers? What really irks me about all this is that they act like they're doing some righteous act for all mankind but once they're in, they go after the user data. There's nothing righteous for all mankind about that, especially in the cases where they publish that data onto a bit torrent site for all to access


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