Cryptic Studios uncovers old hack, notifies users

A reader alerted me to a breach notification he received from Perfect World subsidiary Cryptic Studios, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developer. You can read the web version of their notice. The hack occurred in 2010 but was only first discovered now due to “increased security analysis.”

The intruder reportedly accessed account names, handles, and encrypted passwords, at least some of which were apparently decrypted. The intruder also may have been able to access date of birth, e-mail and billing addresses, and partial credit card numbers, although Cryptic Solutions doesn’t believe that those were accessed.

As always, if you had reused passwords across sites, go change your passwords on the other sites.

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