April 2012 – Atari/Cryptic Studios

Atari, a pioneer in the early goings of the video gaming world, has struggled to maintain relevancy. A recent breach at one of the company’s former MMORPG developers, Cryptic Studios, could hamper their efforts further. While the breach actually occurred in December 2010, it wasn’t until April 2012, nearly a year and a half later, that it was discovered and made public.

Atari, a pioneer in the early goings of the video gaming world, has struggled to maintain relevancy. A recent breach at one of the company’s former MMORPG developers, Cryptic Studios, could hamper their efforts further. While the breach actually occurred in December 2010, it wasn’t until April 2012, nearly a year and a half later, that it was discovered and made public. Some users’ information, including their first and last name, e-mail address, date of birth, billing address and the first six digits and the last four digits of credit card numbers supplied to the site may have been accessed. Some gamers who had accounts on Atari.com and TDU2.com, the website of one of its games, Test Drive Unlimited 2, had to have their passwords reset and accounts reactivated. Atari had similar problems last year after a botched move to a cloud-based server platform yielded many of its users’ names and e-mails.

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