The War Z Databases Hacked, E-Mails and Passwords Stolen

The developers of The War Z, the first person shooter controversial for being released in a premature state on Steam, have put out an alert to inform the public that the game’s database has been compromised by hackers.

The studio discovered today that hackers managed to gain access to the The War Z’s forum and game databases and all of the information contained therein.

As the information that was stolen includes both player e-mails and passwords, players are urged to change the passwords to their accounts if they share the same passwords as the ones they used in the game and its forums.

According to the developers at OP Productions LLC, payment information was not exposed as it was done through a third party. With that being said, it’s still a good idea to change your passwords, especially if they’re tied to a PayPal account.

Here’s what the developers are doing to deal with the situation:

We have engaged outside experts and investigators to assist in our investigation of this incident and committed substantial resources to that effort. We have identified how access was obtained and have enhanced our security to improve game and forum safety. We are undertaking a full review and update of our servers and the services we use and adding additional security mechanisms.

The security of your data is important to us and we want our players to be assured that we take this situation very seriously. We have taken steps to improve security to minimize the chance of this happening in the future and will continue to invest in improving security going forward.

This has been a humbling experience for us. While we all know that there is no guaranty of security on the internet, our goal is to try our very best to protect your data. We sincerely apologize.

We will update you on status as we make progress.

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1 Comment on The War Z Databases Hacked, E-Mails and Passwords Stolen


On April 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

“…we are asking all of our players to please change your passwords immediately. You may do this by visiting our website or by clicking “Forgot Password” on The War Z launcher screen.”

There is no option on their website to change password, and the launcher screen doesn’t load. This company is again giving false info. :(

Also their grammar and spelling is terrible.