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    Default About this week's data loss

    First of all thank you for your patience during our downtime. If you have posted anything since Monday, you will need to post it again. Also if you have created a new account since Monday, that will also have to be recreated. Everyone will need to create a new password for their account.

    We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

    Here is a message from Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney regarding the downtime.

    Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. We're working on getting them back up and running, and expect everything to be restored in a few days.

    The hackers likely obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plain text passwords weren't revealed, but short or common passwords could be obtained by brute-force attack. Therefore, we're resetting all passwords. If you have an account on the Epic Games forums, you can request to receive your new password by email it to the address we have on file for you.

    The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) has not been compromised. None of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other sensitive customer data.

    We're sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience as we get our servers back under control.

    To change your password:

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    Click the "Edit email and password" button to change your password. Click the "Save" button.
    Last edited by Flak; 06-10-2011 at 03:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    First of all thank you for your patience during our downtime. If you have posted anything since Monday, you will need to post it again. Also if you have created a new account since Monday, that will also have to be recreated. Everyone will need to create a new password for their account.

    interesting enough my old password still works.
    We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

    Here is a message from Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney regarding the downtime.

    Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. We're working on getting them back up and running, and expect everything to be restored in a few days.

    The hackers likely obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plain text passwords weren't revealed, but short or common passwords could be obtained by brute-force attack. Therefore, we're resetting all passwords. If you have an account on the Epic Games forums, you can request to receive your new password by email it to the address we have on file for you.

    The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) has not been compromised. None of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other sensitive customer data.

    We're sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience as we get our servers back under control.
    Funny my old password still worked

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    I changed my password just in case.
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    Well, I guess that explains the three emails in my junkbox.

    I'll change my password right now. I think everybody should do the same, even if their password worked, just to be safe. I've had my account hacked on other forums before and you do not want that to happen. People tend to post very bad things under your name, and I do mean very bad stuff. "Tub girl" has nothing on these people and their vile minds.
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    Thanks for the heads up, thankfully my forum passwords differ from anything important just incase.

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    Thanks for the heads up Flak. I did have some trouble finding it though.

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    grr. why would people do things like this
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    Thanks Flak!

    I changed my password manually though since I didn't get a mail
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    hackers on epic? grr

    Do we need to change our ut3 password to?
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    No geronaho, you're ok.
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    thx for the info m8
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    Hacked!?
    Wow just wrong. Epic forums are awesome

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    Thank you Angelbel
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    Yea, takes a few, or one, to ruin it for everybody else. Considering though, it could have been worse; thanks for the update Flak.

    Now I'm off to update my password.

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    Thanks for the heads up, Flak. Sad to see people feel the urge to do things like this.

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    I wish I could remember the damn email I had on this thing...
    I'll check in every now and again but for the most part, I won't be as active as I was previously. It really was the Gears + people that got me posting on here in the first place. Unless Epic release an awesome game or something. I'm leaving this message because I'm obviously a very, very important person.

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    Password changed ooopsy doopsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geronaho View Post
    hackers on epic? grr

    Do we need to change our ut3 password to?
    Only if it's the same as the one you used here. That goes for any other place on the web, including your email provider. But you didn't reuse passwords, right?
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    Ah, thank you. Good to know.
    I was reading that Epic had been hacked via another forum and was unsure if it were true.

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    Was the icon on a thread, which shows that a staff member has posted in it, intentionally removed (because of insecurity?) or is it an unwanted side effect of the rollback?
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    Xbox live is next xD I hope not I love my xbox live
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    I wondered what happened to forum last day, i did everything by Flak's instructions.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Epic is btw not the only victim. On June 3th was Codemasters hacked as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Satine
    Dear valued Codemasters customer,

    On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.com website. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately took codemasters.com and associated web services offline in order to prevent any further intrusion.

    During the days since the attack we have conducted a thorough investigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach and have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gain access to the following:

    Codemasters.com website
    Access to the Codemasters corporate website and sub-domains.

    DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page
    Access to the DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page.

    The Codemasters EStore
    We believe the following have been compromised: Customer names and addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order history. Please note that no personal payment information was stored with Codemasters as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.

    Codemasters CodeM database
    Members' names, usernames, screen names, email addresses, date of birth, encrypted passwords, newsletter preferences, any biographies entered by users, details of last site activity, IP addresses and Xbox Live Gamertags are all believed to have been compromised.

    Whilst we do not have confirmation that any of this data was actually downloaded onto an external device, we have to assume that, as access was gained, all of these details were compromised and/or stolen.

    The Codemasters.com website will remain offline for the foreseeable future with all Codemasters.com traffic re-directed to the Codemasters Facebook page instead. A new website will launch later in the year.

    Advice
    For your security, in the first instance we advise you to change any passwords you have associated with other Codemasters accounts. If you use the same login information for other sites, you should change that information too. Furthermore, be extra cautious of potential scams, via email, phone, or post that ask you for personal or sensitive information. Please note that Codemasters will never ask you for any payment data such as credit card numbers or bank account details, nor will Codemasters ask you for passwords or other personal identifying data. Be aware too of fraudulent emails that may outwardly appear to be from Codemasters with links inviting you to visit websites. The safest way to visit your favourite websites is always by typing in the address manually into the address bar of your browser.

    Unfortunately, Codemasters is the latest victim in on-going targeted attacks against numerous game companies. We assure you that we are doing everything within our legal means to track down the perpetrators and take action to the full extent of the law.

    We have begun contacting all customers who may be affected directly.

    We apologise for this incident and regret any inconvenience caused.

    Should you have any concerns or wish to speak to a member of our Customer Services team, please email them at custservice@codemasters.com.



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    changed it to be safe.

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    My nickname is obviously T1Cybernetic but the email I received had my name a bit wrong

    Looks kinda different, That is the exact copy/paste email I received though.

    Dear ballstoyou,

    Our Epic Games web sites and forums were recently hacked. After some downtime, they're back up and running now.

    The hackers may have obtained the email addresses and encrypted passwords of forum users. Plaintext passwords weren't revealed, but it's possible that those passwords could be obtained by a brute-force attack on the encrypted passwords. Therefore, we have reset all passwords. Your new password at the bottom of this message.

    The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) hasn't been compromised. Thankfully, none of our web sites ask for, or store, credit card information or other financial data.

    We're sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience as we wrestle our servers back under control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusha K. Rool View Post
    Epic is btw not the only victim. On June 3th was Codemasters hacked as well.



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    holy who's next bungie?

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    Oh damn !

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    I say: It's all Sony's fault!
    If they had made the PSN more secure hackers wouldn't have been successful -> no public drama -> no Sony Pictures hack -> no CodeMasters hack -> no Epic Games hack -> no future hack.

    Now people think "Wow, this seemed to be easy, after all they were successful! Let's try the other companies as well!"

    See where this is leading to?

    Btw, I say next is MS Xbox Live and then (maybe) Nintendo (although I heard their systems are pretty safe anyway, if it's true it may not be that easy for them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly. View Post
    I say: It's all Sony's fault!
    If they had made the PSN more secure hackers wouldn't have been successful -> no public drama -> no Sony Pictures hack -> no CodeMasters hack -> no Epic Games hack -> no future hack.

    Now people think "Wow, this seemed to be easy, after all they were successful! Let's try the other companies as well!"

    See where this is leading to?

    Btw, I say next is MS Xbox Live and then (maybe) Nintendo (although I heard their systems are pretty safe anyway, if it's true it may not be that easy for them).
    don't encourage them they could be viewing this page as guests right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T1Cybernetic View Post
    My nickname is obviously T1Cybernetic but the email I received had my name a bit wrong

    Looks kinda different, That is the exact copy/paste email I received though.
    I'm just here to post the same thing. Kinda unprofessional to address your entire userbase as "ballstoyou", guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly. View Post
    I say: It's all Sony's fault!
    If they had made the PSN more secure hackers wouldn't have been successful -> no public drama -> no Sony Pictures hack -> no CodeMasters hack -> no Epic Games hack -> no future hack.

    Now people think "Wow, this seemed to be easy, after all they were successful! Let's try the other companies as well!"

    See where this is leading to?

    Btw, I say next is MS Xbox Live and then (maybe) Nintendo (although I heard their systems are pretty safe anyway, if it's true it may not be that easy for them).
    Yes the hacking is sony's fault. Logic!

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    Yea the Sony hack seems to have become a public calling to hack anything remotely game-related; oh well, free security penetration testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheeEttin View Post
    I'm just here to post the same thing. Kinda unprofessional to address your entire userbase as "ballstoyou", guys.
    Well, I've got balls of steel.

    But yes, when I heard that Epic was victim of a hacking attack I was like Holy Sh**!

    At least I hope they didn't get anything that can be sold for money!
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    balls to you
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    so what youre saying is those pictures of Malcolm and Dom in skivvies that just appeared on Twitter were *not* posted by anyone at Epic. That it was the hackers fault right? hackers named balls2u ?

    pw stuff updated ~ thx Flakstr awesome as always!
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    Grrl HI!

    Sorry for the inconvenience everyone.

    Crusha, that's exactly why we had to remove it. I'm sad too about that one and we're looking for another solution.
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    dont now why pll do stuff like that
    too them its just a game
    but i lost my old name so i have too start over mybe that
    its better a new start xd

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    What a shame! This was such a nice feature and I already got used to it

    EDIT: Is that you coolcat???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheeEttin View Post
    I'm just here to post the same thing. Kinda unprofessional to address your entire userbase as "ballstoyou", guys.
    That's what made me think the mail's phishy. ) Anyway, since then I got three more addressing me properly
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