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Personal data stolen from Codemasters

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Scott Webber, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Scott Webber

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    The personal details of thousands of people have been stolen after hackers targeted British games developer Codemasters. The firm described the data theft as "significant" saying names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth were all taken on 3 June. However, it said that payment details were not compromised. The latest security breach comes in the midst of a spate of hacker attacks, including several against Sony.
    Codemasters said it took the compromised website offline as "as soon as the intrusion was detected".

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    cm.jpg A subsequent investigation revealed that hackers managed to take the personal details of thousands of users, including names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth, passwords, IP addresses, XBox gamer tags, and biographies.
    In an e-mail sent to some of its customers, the firm advised users to "change any passwords you have associated with other Codemasters accounts.
    "If you use the same login information for other sites, you should change that information too.
    "Furthermore, be extra cautious of potential scams, via email, phone, or post that ask you for personal or sensitive information."

    By now you should have a email in your Inbox, go and read it guy's this is urgent, i have most likely fallen victim to this myself as i cannot login to F1 2010 anymore.
     
  2. James Chant

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    You beat me to it!

    I got this email too. I can't even remember my cm logon details.
     
  3. Ramon Alonso

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    And they're called CODEMASTERS, NOT!
     
  4. Eeshan

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    ****! that's bad!!
     
  5. Kevin Watts

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    I hope these hackers are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. First Sony, now Nintendo, Codemasters and EPIC.
     
  6. Scott Webber

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    3 Hacker's have been Arrested in Spain for the Sony Hacking :) .... The Spanish Police released a Screenshot of their IRC telling hacker's to Attack now on the Spanish Goverments website. the hacker's who hacked Sony have also hacked a few website's which are related to the goverment in some way or another.
     
  7. Kevin Watts

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    Yeah saw that a few days ago, apparently they could face 2-3 years jail, hope they get the full 3 years
     
  8. Omer Said

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    What's going on here, Sony, Nintendo and now Codemasters. Gaming is no longer safe?! :frown::frown:
     
  9. Kevin Watts

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    Sony, Nintendo, Codemasters, EPIC, also add Bethesda to that list who had their servers for the game 'Brink' attacked also in the last few days. Its getting out of hand and only serves to punish honest gamers and in the long run could impact millions more if governments decide to crack down on internet usage as governments like Turkey and Spain have been attacked as well as large establishments like the European Space Agency. Whatever happened to good old fashioned values about not trespassing or messing around with things that don't belong to you?
     
  10. Kevin Watts

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    Add Eve Online and Minecraft to the list, this is getting really out of hand
     
  11. Bram

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    Sorry for bumping an old thread but I am curious how this hacking thing ended. Are those responsible ever found?
     
  12. Craig Stevenson

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  13. Bram

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    Where in that article does it say codies :) ?
     
  14. Craig Stevenson

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    It doesn't but the question was "Are those responsible ever found?", the answer is cleary yes, IIRC no group ever claimed responsibility for the Codies hack.
     
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  15. Mohamedou Ari

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    Again!?
     
  16. John Robertson

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    what I don't understand is why are gamers being attacked. nerds attacking nerds?! what has this world come to.

    I thought hackers were supposed to be taking down the man, and oppressive jocks. (banks, governments, CEOs, fatcats)
     
  17. Mohamedou Ari

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    Some people just want to cause trouble for personal gain.