June 2011 – Epic Games & Codemasters Hacks

Happening almost simultaneously with the hacks at Nintendo, Bethesda, and other firms, the Epic Games hack spilled email addresses and encrypted passwords online and prompted the company to reset all of its users’ passwords.

Happening almost simultaneously with the hacks at Nintendo, Bethesda, and other firms, the Epic Games hack spilled email addresses and encrypted passwords online and prompted the company to reset all of its users’ passwords. Codemasters had it bad too: their breach exposed the personal information of thousands of users including names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and IP addresses among other information. Codemasters had to black out their website for a period of time. Like most breached companies, they caught flack in the court of public opinion for storing unnecessary information and being slow to respond to the incident.

Suggested articles

2020 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Mobile becomes a prime phishing attack vector, hackers will increasingly employ machine learning in attacks and cloud will increasingly be seen as fertile ground for compromise.

Top Mobile Security Stories of 2019

Cybercrime increasingly went mobile in 2019, with everything from Apple iPhone jailbreaks and rogue Android apps to 5G and mobile-first phishing dominating the news coverage. Here are Threatpost’s Top 10 mobile security stories of 2019.

Discussion

Subscribe to our newsletter, Threatpost Today!

Get the latest breaking news delivered daily to your inbox.