Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few months, you’ll be well aware of how hackers intruded Sony’s network and brought down PSN, Sony Online Entertainment and other services, making away with credit card details and generally being a nuisance for Sony. It seems as if it’s started a trend of attacks against the game industry, with rumours of Nintendo having been hacked prior to E3 2011. The latest comes as the Epic Games website was revealed to have been hacked. Members of the site were informed via email.
Dear XXXXXXXXXXXX, 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. Tim Sweeney Founder, Epic Games Inc
Codemasters, Square Enix and Bethesda have also all been targeted in the past week or so.