Bohemia Interactive, the team behind the soon to be released ARMA 3, suffered a breach of its servers yesterday which led to a unauthorised download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords.
Bohemia have stated that no financial information was taken in the attack, in their statement they say that "no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach".
Bohemia Interactive have released a statement on the matter, confirming that whilst the passwords should not be an issue due to the level of encryption used, as a precaution they are going to reset the passwords of all users, this will require users to reset passwords using the official recovery page.
Thursday, 11 July 2013 19:53
Dear Community Members, We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords.Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information.
We would like to reassure everyone that no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach.
As a precaution we are resetting the passwords of all users which means you will be unable to log into any of our websites/forums until your password is changed. To do this, go to https://profile.bistudio.com/profile/recover-password, enter your email address and press "Get a new password". Shortly afterwards you will receive an automated email from email@example.com with a link, where you can set a new password of your choosing.
In the event that you do not receive the email within 20 minutes, please try searching your spam folder.
If you have any problems with your account, or have any questions/concerns regarding this incident please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your attention,
Bohemia Interactive a.s.