Rift Developer Hacked
Author: Pete Haas
published: 2011-12-23 09:48:43
Yet another gaming website has fallen prey to hackers. Rift creators Trion Worlds sent out an email to account holders last night stating that some of their personal and financial information may have been compromised.
"We recently discovered that unauthorized intruders gained access to a Trion Worlds account database," read the email. "The database in question contained information including user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and last four digits and expiration dates of customer credit cards."
"There is no evidence, and we have no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way. We have already taken further action to strengthen our systems, even as we, with external security experts, continue to research the extent of the unauthorized access."
The next time you log into Trion Worlds' website, you'll have to change your password. You'll also have to provide two new security questions and answers. If you own a Mobile Authenticator, you'll be asked to reconnect it as well.
"If you have used your username and password for other accounts, especially financial accounts or accounts with personal information, we suggest you change your passwords on those accounts as well. We recommend that you carefully review your statements, account activity, and credit reports to help protect the security of those accounts," said Trion.
If you own Rift, you'll be given three days of free game time as compensation. Your account will also receive a Moneybags' Purse item that increases the money you loot by 10%. This item will be attached to your account even if you haven't bought Rift yet.
Trion doesn't expect this incident to result in any downtime for Rift.
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