The UK games development Codemasters is the lastest gaming company to be targeted by hackers and has announced that its website was hacked on June 3rd 2011.
The hackers were able to access registered customers account information and snatched email and house addresses, together with passwords, birthdays, phone numbers, Xbox gamer tags and customer biographies. But no payment information was taken during the hack according to Codemasters.
Customers using Xbox Live or similar have been advise by Codemasters to change their passwords immediately. Together with email being sent out from Codemasters advising customers to be on the alert for suspicious emails arriving in their inboxes with the official‘Codemasters’ masthead asking for direct password input and/or the transfer of personal financial details. Something Codemasters say they would never ask for.
Source : The Tech Herald