The list of computer game companies that have been subject to hacking just keeps growing. With news coming out yesterday that EVE online, Minecraft and League of Legends had their servers hacked, alongside websites 4chan and the Escapist going down. Today, we can add another to the list.
BioWare the developers behind several highly regarded games including Mass Effect and the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, have had information stolen from their database. Hackers managed to find their way into a server for an old community forum for the game Neverwinter Nights and have possibly taken information on 18,000 users. While social security numbers and Credit Card details were not taken, names, addresses, email addresses and passwords were taken.
No one has claimed responsibility for the hack as of yet, but it should be pretty obvious. BioWare have announced that they are taking the threat seriously and apologized to anyone effected by this hack. What more can they do at this point? BioWare can only add their names to the likes of Sony, Codemasters, Nintendo, Bethesda, Epic Games and many others who have suffered from breaches in online security.
With no apparent leads in finding the hacking group, all companies and consumers can do is sit and ask ‘who’s next?‘