Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 21, 2014
arrowPress Releases
August 21, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


13M Nexon Korean User Accounts Compromised In  MapleStory  Breach
13M Nexon Korean User Accounts Compromised In MapleStory Breach
November 28, 2011 | By Mike Rose

November 28, 2011 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing



Tokyo-based online game publisher Nexon has confirmed that millions of Korean user accounts for its MapleStory online game have been compromised as part of a security breach.

However, the company was quick to stress that the breach does not affect user accounts in countries outside of Korea.

The breach was discovered last week, and has affected around three quarters of the 18 million MapleStory users in South Korea.

User IDs, users' real names, passwords and residential registration numbers were leaked by as-of-yet unidentified hackers. The company said that the data was encrypted, but advised users to change their passwords on other websites.

Users outside of Korea need not worry, explained a Nexon spokesperson to the Korea Herald newspaper. "We operate separate servers in each country. Only Korean users' information was affected," it said.

The breach comes just weeks after Nexon revealed that it is heading for an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange next month.


Related Jobs

Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — woodland hills, California, United States
[08.21.14]

Build Engineer-Infinity Ward
Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products — Glendale, California, United States
[08.20.14]

Contract Game Programmer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Austin, Texas, United States
[08.20.14]

Lead Network Engineer
Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium Games — Santa Monica, California, United States
[08.20.14]

Animation Programmer










Comments



none
 
Comment: