Information Security Buzz: Funcom Advises Mass Password Change As Data Breach Hits Forums

August 27, 2016 — Funcom Advises Mass Password Change As Data Breach Hits Forums

Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, comments on the news that players of Funcom games have been told that forums associated with four of the developer’s online games have suffered a data breach, with the studio resetting all passwords as a precaution.


Players of Funcom games have been told that forums associated with four of the developer’s online games have suffered a data breach, with the studio resetting all passwords as a precaution. The news was delivered via emails to affected players and a notice on the studio’s website, with the Norwegian company claiming forum accounts on TheSecretWorld.com, AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com and LongestJourney.com had been “compromised by a third party.”

This comes almost immediately after gaming giant Epic Games suffered a massive data breach in which login credentials of 800,000 plus registered from Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum were stolen. Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security commented below.

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