MMO Studio Hacked In 2010, Just Found Out About It Now

MMO Studio Hacked In 2010, Just Found Out About It Now

Cryptic, the guys behind Star Trek Online and City of Heroes, has found out this week that it’s been hacked. User details have been stolen and some “portion of the passwords” present in a database were even cracked. Which is bad. What’s worse is that the hack took place in December 2010.

With Cryptic only finding out about this now, that’s a long time for hackers to have had access to user’s information, especially when Cryptic concedes “If they did [crack password], the first and last name, email address, date of birth (if provided to Cryptic Studios), billing address, and the first six digits and the last four digits of credit cards registered on the site may have been accessed.”

What follows is the usual stuff: there’s no guarantee your stuff was stolen, change your passwords anyway, etc.



  • I was wondering how my Facebook password managed to get changed from a Brisbane address while I was in Wellington.

    • That’s your own fault, for being stupid enough to use the same password and email combination for everything.

  • I got an email last night asking me about this to change my City of Heros password, mind you i had cancelled my acount (about 3-4 years ago) and CC had been changed anyway

  • Wow.

    And people thought Sony was bad for confirming their hacked state after a week or what ever it was.

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