Bethesda Forums Hacked; All Passwords Reset
Seen on Capsule Computers:
And Lightning Strikes twice. After having their main website hacked back in June [previous coverage on DataBreaches.net can be found here], Bethesda have now sent out a new email to all forum users, informing of a security breach. No guilty parties were mentioned this time around, and as of now it doesn’t seem that many out there are confessing either.
The full email from Bethesda reads:
Dear Bethesda Forum User,
We have identified a potential breach of our forum user database that occurred Friday morning, Aug 12. We have reset your forum password as a precaution, in the event that any encrypted forum user passwords were compromised.
When you next try to login to the forums, your old password will not work. Click the “I’ve forgotten my password link” underneath the login boxes, and follow the steps to setup a new password for your account.
We recommend you do not use your old password or a password you have used for other sites. Further, if your old forum password was used for any other online purposes, we recommend changing the password on those accounts as well.
If you have any concerns, visit the following link:
As bad as this sounds, it is at least comforting to know that Bethesda seem to be on top of things and have already reset the entire community’s passwords. I do hope that this is just a precautionary measure though and no true damage was done, as the last thing that we need is yet another hacking spree in the gaming industry.