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War Z down after hack-attack

The controversial, (or lousy according to many), game War Z was taken offline after a hackers attack that compromised players account data and passwords. As a result, the game and its forums are down until further notice.

An official statement by OP Productions was published today on the game’s forums page. According to the report, the hackers gained access to players’ character data, e-mail addresses, forums IDs and passwords. In general, they totally hacked the game’s database. The only comforting thing was that a third-party company was responsible for the payment transactions, so OP vouches that no player’s payment detail was exposed.

The company investigates the problem and every necessary measure has been taken to solve it. As the announcement says: “We are sorry to report that we have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game databases and the player data in those databases. We have launched a thorough investigation covering our entire system to determine the scope of the intrusion. This investigation is ongoing and is our top priority. As part of the remediation and security enhancement process we will be taking the game and forums down temporarily.”

Players are advised to change their passwords and pray.

Source: Eurogamer, WarZ forums

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