Hackers Attack The War Z!
Posted By: Marcus Lawrence
The War Z has been taken offline due to hackers gaining access to forums and the game’s databases. The game’s publisher, OP Productions has confirmed this knowledge and consider this issue to be top priority.
Passwords, email addresses, IP addresses along with other information published on the forums has been revealed and now in danger of being compromised. However, all payment information is not at risk since that side of the business is handled through a third-party company.
In a statement, OP Productions had this to say:
“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,” the company said. “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.”
Even though game and forum passwords are encrypted, it still didn’t stop hackers from obtaining the information. In a funny turn of events, OP Productions stated:
“There is a possibility that simple passwords can be obtained using brute force even if they are encrypted,” a quote taken from the statement “Our research shows that many users are not using strong passwords.”
With this being said, if any of you followers have an account with The War Z or know someone who does, you might want to get those passwords changed immediately.
Once we hear more about the development on The War Z, we'll update you further.