Moments ago, Bioware sent out a mass email to gamers who may have previously played their classic RPG Neverwinter Nights and may be affected by this latest security breach.
We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account.
- Aaryn Flynn
Studio GM, BioWare Edmonton
VP, Electronic Arts
This is just the latest in a rash of attacks that have ranged from PSN, to the Escapist Magazine and even Sony Pictures. Bioware went on to provide a link for their customers to reset their password and promised to get information to affected consumers as soon as it becomes available.
If you’re a former Neverwinter Nights player or are just curious about the break, visit EA’s official FAQ on the matter: http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5367/