ARMA I, II and III, developer Bohemia Interactive, has announced that its website was hit by hackers and that some personal information may have been copied out from its user database. As a safety precaution, it has announced that all passwords will be reset.
“We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain parts of our online websites,” it said in a statement. This has led “to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords.”
Bohemia players will need to pay this page a visit.
It was keen to make it clear however, that since all passwords were encrypted, it’s unlikely that whoever was responsible has managed to glean anything of particular value from the hack, it just wants to play safe.
It’s always a good idea in these situations to make sure, if you used the same password for ARMA as you have anywhere else, that you make sure you change all instances of that password. It’s no good switching up your ARMA account and leaving your Facebook or email account vulnerable.
KitGuru Says: This is also why it’s quite a good idea to have an email that’s dedicated to games you play. That way if there’s ever a compromise, like there has been here, it doesn’t matter so much.