Getting hacked is the latest thing, all the cool kids are doing it and it seems the way to show off is not to not get hacked, but rather to get hacked and then make sure the hackers get away with nothing.
The latest company to be hacked and lose data is Codemasters, the company behind the awesome DiRT 3 which we just happen to be running a really awesome competition for.
But if you are a member over at the Codemasters forum there isn’t that much to be worried about because it sounds like the guys have it all under control
On Friday 20th, there was an attempt to gain administrative access to the Codemasters.com website, This admin access may have allowed alterations to our company website.
We responded swiftly with a full investigation to isolate the issue, bringing down Codemasters.com for a few hours to ensure no access would be possible, and returned the website after a security hole was closed. While some staff admin names were obtained, passwords were all encrypted.
Our online team take security of user data very seriously and we are reviewing all of our websites and systems to ensure we are as safe as possible, especially as many games companies have been popular targets for this sort of activity recently.
So basically someone broke in and stole some data but the data is all fully encrypted so they just got away with garbage really.
It’s not nice to know that our personal data is so vulnerable in so many places but at least this time it seems proper procedures were followed and nothing was leaked.
Last Updated: May 27, 2011