Codemasters latest to suffer from hacked data
Site shut down and security hole closed after admin details stolen
UK publisher Codemasters has become the latest games company to suffer at the hands of hackers, following high-profile attacks on Sony and Square Enix.
The Dirt and Operation Flashpoint publisher told GamesIndustry.biz it moved quickly when it discovered password and login data for Codemasters.com had been compromised and posted online.
"On Friday 20th, there was an attempt to gain administrative access to the Codemasters.com website. This admin access may have allowed alterations to our company website.
"We responded swiftly with a full investigation to isolate the issue, bringing down Codemasters.com for a few hours to ensure no access would be possible, and returned the website after a security hole was closed. While some staff admin names were obtained, passwords were all encrypted."
"Our online team take security of user data very seriously and we are reviewing all of our websites and systems to ensure we are as safe as possible, especially as many games companies have been popular targets for this sort of activity recently."
As well as the high-profile PSN breach at Sony, which is expected to cost the company in the region of $170 million, Square Enix also fell victim to a hacking attack last month, with email addresses and CVs compromised.