June 2011 – Bioware hacked, EA info compromised

Electronic Arts’ Bioware, creators of MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic and the popular Mass Effect and Dragon Age series had a hacker infiltrate a decade-old server that was hosting the Neverwinter Nights forums in June, 2011.

Electronic Arts’ Bioware, creators of MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic and the popular Mass Effect and Dragon Age series had a hacker infiltrate a decade-old server that was hosting the Neverwinter Nights forums in June, 2011. While no social security numbers or credit cards were compromised, EA users’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates were leaked. While Lulzsec never officially took credit for this particular hack, they did manage to make off with the usernames and encrypted passwords of more than half a million players of EA’s Battlefield Heroes later that month.

(Neverwinter Nights image via anna1395‘s Flickr photostream)

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