Codemasters get hacked with personal data stolen

Back in April Sony saw its PlayStation Network targeted by hackers which saw the service down for around a month. Just as that starts to get back to normality we now have news that Codemasters get hacked with personal data stolen.

Games developer Codemasters who are responsible for hit games such as F1 2010 and DiRT 3, have taken down their website following the attack last week. The developer has warned users to change passwords according to John Leyden of The Register.

The company has also confirmed the hackers managed to steal user’s personal information following the hack. The breach saw the hackers gain access to the Codemasters CodeM database, code redemption pages, and EStore. Information stolen by the hackers included usernames, email addresses, dates of birth, passwords, IP addresses, phone numbers, and Xbox Live Gamertags.

Luckily credit card details are managed and stored by an external payment provider and are unaffected. The developer has said that its website “will remain offline for the foreseeable future“. Customers have been sent emails by Codemasters warning them of the situation.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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