Following what was to be a standard monthly update to Final Fantasy XI's game registration servers were a few days of technical issues afflicting Square Enix's customer support.
The source? A breach of security that may have resulted in the "disclosure of a limited number of PlayOnline IDs, passwords and user account data." A number of players have received e-mails informing them of the breach and also that their password has been reset as a precaution.
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Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site
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