Hack Attempts Against Bethesda’s Websites

June 13, 2011

This past weekend, Bethesda’s web presence was the focus of an attempted intrusion by hackers – targets of this attack may include Bethesda’s own community forums, as well as the Brink statistics site. Bethesda have just released a statement addressing the situation, including a few precautions you should be taking as soon as possible if you have an account on any of Bethesda’s web sites:

Over the past weekend, a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data. We believe we have taken appropriate action to protect our data against these attacks. While no personal financial information or credit card data was obtained, the hackers may have gained access to some user names, email addresses, and/or passwords. As a precaution, we recommend that all our fans immediately change passwords on all our sites – including our community forums and the statistics site we maintain for Brink players.

If your username/email address/password is similar to what you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. As we don’t know what further plans the hackers may have, we suggest that you keep an eye out for suspicious emails and account activity.

We regret any inconvenience that these attacks on us cause for you. These attacks will be evaluated to determine if there are any additional protections we might take that would be prudent.

Click here to read the original statement on Bethesda’s blog.