Hackers hit Arma developer, Bohemia Interactive

Written by David Hing

July 12, 2013 | 10:10

Tags: #arma #hack

Companies: #bohemia-interactive

Hackers have hit Arma developer Bohemia Interactive and made off with a database full of the company's registered users' personal data

Bohemia Interactive has shut down its servers whilst it patches up the breach and issued a warning on its site and in an email to users that it thinks could have been affected.

The database downloaded during the breach contained personal information including users' forum usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords for the sites. However, Bohemia Interactive feels that the passwords should not be a concern.

'Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information,' said a Bohemia Interactive spokesperson.

The developer also reassures everyone that no other information, such as credit card details, that it stores on its system was swiped in the attack and was not at any kind of risk from the hack.

As a precaution, passwords for the site have been reset and must be fixed via its password recover page by users trying to get access to the site again.

Bohemia Interactive is set to release Arma 3 later on this year and the much anticipated first person military sim is currently in beta testing which started last month.

The developer is also working on a standalone version of DayZ, the highly popular zombie survival Arma 2 mod with its creator Dean Hall. Although the game is not yet ready to be shown off, a release date has apparently been set internally.
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