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Codemasters Website Hacked, Data Stolen

Gamrfeed writes: Codemasters appears to be the latest video game company that's come under fire from hackers following an attack on Square Enix just over a week ago where several of the Final Fantasy creators' sites has information stolen, including around 25,000 email addresses.

According to a statement issued to GamesIndustry.biz by Codemasters, the actual attack took place on May 20 where a hacker (or several, it was not specified) attempted to "gain administrative access" to Codemasters.com. While Codemasters note that some staff names were taken, passwords to their accounts were encrypted:

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Warprincess1162335d ago

These hackers are getting out of control now. The government needs to start finding better ways to find people who hack.

PoulCast2335d ago

Are they getting out of control? I think they're helping people realize that virtual crime is something very active today and that people should shape on on their security. I don't agree that stealing data is a good thing, but neither do I hate the hackers for breaching security systems as it just shows that we give away our data to people we cannot trust, who don't care for our personal datas safety.

radphil2335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

"but neither do I hate the hackers for breaching security systems as it just shows that we give away our data to people we cannot trust, who don't care for our personal datas safety."

I'm going to disagree with it. That's like saying it's ok for a person just breaking and entering into places just because it has flaws.
This wasn't an attack to the public, this is an attack onto staff.

This is in no shape or form "helping people". This is just causing an after-effect of people repairing. There's no robin hood effect on this.

PoulCast2335d ago

@radphil:

I wasn't saying it's not illegal and neither do I approve of it. However, only seeing the negative side of things is way to common and instead I can see something positive on this issue. Companies that deal with alot of peoples personal information such as credit cards, passwords and other data that is supposed to be secret, can be revealed by criminals. Clearly, there isn't enough awareness and not enough preventions to online data theft and with the recent attacks on Sony and Codemasters, it makes more companies aware that it's incredibly dangerous if they don't upgrade their anti-theft software when dealing with personal data.

Christopher2335d ago (Edited 2335d ago )

***I think they're helping people realize that virtual crime is something very active today and that people should shape on on their security.***

*goes to court for robbery*

"Your honor, I'm just helping people realize that crime is something very active today and that people should shape up on their home security."

I get what you're saying, but there's no good side to any crime. There are software companies out there that do security reviews for people to help improve their security. All government Web sites get scanned at least once a year, more often if they're popular (White House, HHS, NIH, DOD, etc.) for security vulnerabilities.

No matter what, there's always going to be a moment when someone is vulnerable due to one reason or another.

Enigma_20992335d ago

@PoulCast

I think you're being idiotic. They're not helping ANYTHING. They're causing problems, and this s*** needs to stop. I for one can't wait until someone hacks an account and steals YOUR personal info, so you won't ever say anything so dumb ever again.

radphil2334d ago

@PoulCast

I understand that more people should be aware, and I do agree with that, however these attacks would still happen, regardless of updated security or not, because in the world of tech, nothing is "100% secure".

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badz1492335d ago

they are ruining the image of the entire hacking community! I guess who ever supported these scumbags are eating their words now! these guys do no good, just harm!

UP2335d ago

So does codemasters have shit security too?

Dart892335d ago

I guess any site that gets hacked has shitty security so doe that mean the pentagon has shitty security cuz it got hacked??

Silly gameAr2335d ago

NASA was hacked too. You don't really hear much about it though, which is strange. I don't know why these hackers are hacking random gaming companies, but if they give a damn about gaming, maybe they should f*** off and do something useful instead.

beast242tru2335d ago

wtf is up with these hackers WHY ARE YOU HACKING RAMDOM SHIT go get a girl go smoke a joint do something wtf

e-p-ayeaH2335d ago

Hacking a website for them is like a dog taking a piss on a lamp post or something.

They feel the need to do it xD

Donthizz2335d ago

Companies should start taking law into their own hands, governments are busy fighting terrorists...make some of these hackers Dissapear, nobody will miss them..