Bethesda Warns Forums Might Have Suffered Security Breach

Those crazy hackers are at it again, doing their best to steal passwords from Bethesda‘s forum users. Best be changin’ your passwords.

The company kicked out the following email to its users:

Dear Bethesda Forum User,

We have identified a potential breach of our forum user database that occurred Friday morning, Aug 12. We have reset your forum password as a precaution, in the event that any encrypted forum user passwords were compromised.

When you next try to login to the forums, your old password will not work. Click the “I’ve forgotten my password link” underneath the login boxes, and follow the steps to setup a new password for your account.

We recommend you do not use your old password or a password you have used for other sites. Further, if your old forum password was used for any other online purposes, we recommend changing the password on those accounts as well.

If you have any concerns, visit the following link:

Yup. Time for a new password, and maybe while you’re at it, a reassessment of whether you care about posting in the Bethesda forums — since this is the second possible security breach in the last three months.

Via Game Informer.

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2 Comments on Bethesda Warns Forums Might Have Suffered Security Breach

Garyn Dakari

On August 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I don’t have an account there…

But I have one at the Epic/UDK forums, and that was hacked once.


On August 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

Compared to all the recent script kiddie bs with sites getting raped. I give Bethesda credit. They didn’t go all crazy PR about stuff. They just did their jobs and life goes on.

Give these guys credit, they got their together at least.