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World Of Tanks user information possibly 'compromised'

World Of Tanks user information possibly 'compromised'

World of Tanks has been compromised so change your password.

World of Tanks publisher, Wargaming.net has revealed a recent breach in security 'may have compromised' user data and as a result is encouraging all users to change their password.

The company was a little vague about exactly what information had been affected and how it had been affected but in a statement it assured users that financial information definitely hadn't been compromised.

“As a part of usual security practices, we recently became aware that some personal information may have been compromised due to a security incident. We immediately launched an investigation into the incident and can assure you that no financial information was accessed. However, we believe that some password hashes and email addresses were affected by the compromise.”

Although we're sure most of you won't need anymore motivation than this to change your password, Wargaming.net is also offering 300 in-game Gold as an extra incentive. This is enough for users to gain a day of premium subscription, which itself allows for faster tank purchasing and researching.

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GravitySmacked 19th April 2013, 18:42 Quote
Sigh another week and another password to change. Glad I use a unique password for every site these days; it saves the hassle of changing passwords on multiple sites after every security breach.
rici1241 19th April 2013, 19:14 Quote
Just so people know, you get 300 gold if you change your password today, so you might as well as.
PingCrosby 19th April 2013, 19:31 Quote
ha haa they'll never work mine out, it's 1234.....ooops
Alecto 19th April 2013, 20:21 Quote
It was most likely forum security breach - forum has been inaccessible every now and then over the last couple of days. Since WG uses same password for forum and game and thanks to ridiculous password restrictions (non-alpha characters are not permitted ??!) it is reasonable to expect that there will be further security breaches in the future.
AiA 19th April 2013, 21:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by PingCrosby
ha haa they'll never work mine out, it's 1234.....ooops

I've changed it for you
its now 12345, don't tell anyone
Cobalt 19th April 2013, 22:25 Quote
I wish they would let me use special characters. It's really frustrating when websites do that. Especially banks or any website which holds financial data on you. At least they don't restrict you to 8 characters.

And thanks for the tip rici1241! Never bought gold before, probably won't use it but nice anyway.
blackerthanblack 20th April 2013, 08:57 Quote
Can't log in at the moment. It just hangs, so I guess I'll have to wait - anyone else getting this problem.
Hack'n'Slash 20th April 2013, 16:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by PingCrosby
ha haa they'll never work mine out, it's 1234.....ooops

Pffft! Everyone knows the most secure password is actually "password"!
tonyd223 22nd April 2013, 09:11 Quote
Every six months when they publish the list of the 10 most common passwords I email them to the missus and get her to change...
faugusztin 22nd April 2013, 09:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
I wish they would let me use special characters. It's really frustrating when websites do that. Especially banks or any website which holds financial data on you. At least they don't restrict you to 8 characters.

You know, http://xkcd.com/936/ :)
Silver51 22nd April 2013, 10:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by AiA
Quote:
Originally Posted by PingCrosby
ha haa they'll never work mine out, it's 1234.....ooops

I've changed it for you
its now 12345, don't tell anyone

That’s amazing, I have the same combination on my luggage.
faugusztin 22nd April 2013, 10:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by Silver51
That’s amazing, I have the same combination on my luggage.

You mean :
a6iW-8xPw3k
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