Friday, June 10, 2011
These sort of mails are getting depressingly common in my mailbox:
Dear valued Codemasters customer,This pretty much answers my question whether Sony had unusually bad protection, or whether they had protection according to insufficient "industry standards", and any determined hacker could in fact get data from pretty much any game company he wants. On how many game sites is YOUR personal information stored? And for how many of them do you use the same combination of UserID and password?
On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.com website.
We believe the following have been compromised: Customer names and addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order history. Please note that no personal payment information was stored with Codemasters as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.
Members' names, usernames, screen names, email addresses, date of birth, encrypted passwords, newsletter preferences, any biographies entered by users, details of last site activity, IP addresses and Xbox Live Gamertags are all believed to have been compromised.