Crytek Websites Hacked, User Account Info Stolen 'Possible'

by William D'Angelo, posted on 05 August 2013 / 2,252 Views

Crytek, the developer behind Crysis, has shut down their websites after a security breach over the weekend. Crytek has said that it is possible that user account information may have been stolen by the hackers. Once the websites are back up users will have to change their passwords as a precaution.

The websites affected include Crytek.com, MyCrysis.com, Crydev.net and MyCryenginge.com. "We recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some of Crytek's websites, and acted quickly to take those websites offline for security reasons," reads a message on all four websites. "We thank you for your patience, and expect to have these sites fully operational soon."

A Crytek spokesperson has contacted Eurogamer and released the following statement: "Our Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net and MyCrysis.com sites were all subject to a security breach that may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised."

"Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of email addresses and passwords, it is possible that users with accounts at these websites have had personal data copied. On Friday afternoon we started to contact all affected users via email and informed them of the potential security breach."

"Next time account holders visit crydev.net, mycryengine.com or mycrysis.com, they will be asked to change their passwords during log in. We would like to reiterate our suggestion to account holders that they change their password for other locations online if it is the same as their login data for the affected Crytek sites."

"Final details of when our sites will be back online will be communicated as soon as possible. We're currently doing everything in our power to ensure our sites and, more importantly, our users, are not affected by such issues in future."

"Once again, we would like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone affected by this incident, and thank our users for the level of understanding they have shown."


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2 Comments

Zkuq (on 05 August 2013)

Personally I am getting very tired of this. I've had to register to dozens of so-called services I don't have any interest in, and then they get hacked. Subsequently, I have to change my password on dozens of other sites and services as well, because it's just impossible to create and remember a different password for, well, dozens of services. My patience and understanding is coming to an end.


teamsilent13 (on 06 August 2013)

The only thing more sad than bad security is the terrible people behind these attacks. They take the term keyboard warrior to a whole new low.


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