Cryptic just Found that Their Database was Hacked in 2010

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Cryptic Studios just notified its community that they had detected an unauthorized access occurred in December 2010. Why it's found two years later? The developer said "evidence of this has just been uncovered due to increased security analysis."

The unauthorized access included user account names, handles, and encrypted passwords for those accounts. Even though the passwords were encrypted, it is apparent that the intruder has been able to crack some portion of the passwords in this database. All accounts that we believe were present in the database have had the passwords reset, and customers registered to these accounts have been notified via e-mail of this incident.

While we have no evidence that any other information was taken by the intruder, it is possible that the intruder was able to access additional account information. If they did so, the first and last name, e-mail address, date of birth (if provided to Cryptic Studios), billing address, and the first six digits and the last four digits of credit cards registered on the site may have been accessed. We have no evidence at this time that any data other than the account name, handle, and encrypted password were accessed for any user.

Be aware of e-mail scams

While Cryptic said they will continue to investigate this incident, they warned the community of potential e-mail and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information. If you use the same password for other accounts, especially financial accounts or accounts with personal information, you should change them.

Source: official notice

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