Bohemia Interactive tell users to change passwords following database breach
Last week Ubisoft had their database breached, this week Bohemia Interactive, the company behind the Arma series has had their account database illegally accessed.
Bohemia Interactive has stated that the effected database contained username, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Bohemia Interactive has also pointed out that no other information such as credit card details were accessed as they are not stored by the company.
Bohemia Interactive has sent out an email to all members stating the following.
Dear Community Members,
We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information.
We would like to reassure everyone that no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach.
As a precaution we are resetting the passwords of all users which means you will be unable to log into any of our websites/forums until your password is changed. To do this, go to https://profile.bistudio.com/profile/recover-password, enter your email address and press “Get a new password”. Shortly afterwards you will receive an automated email from email@example.com with a link, where you can set a new password of your choosing.
In the event that you do not receive the email within 20 minutes, please try searching your spam folder.
If you have any problems with your account, or have any questions/concerns regarding this incident please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your attention,
Bohemia Interactive a.s.
Source: Bohemia Interactive
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