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Game Forums Hacked - Email, Usernames & Passwords Exposed

Suzie Ford Updated: Posted:
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According to Neogaf.com, DayZ forum users are receiving warning emails from Bohemia Interactive telling about a recent hacking incident that saw user names, passwords and email information exposed to those perpetrating the activity.

Greetings, A security incident occurred on forums.dayzgame.com recently. According to our investigation all usernames, emails and passwords from forums.dayzgame.com were accessed and downloaded by hackers. While the passwords were not stored in plain text, but in a more secure form, it is highly recommended that if you have used the same password elsewhere you change it immediately on all applicable websites and services. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused, and share with you one of the major changes planned in order to mitigate similar risks in the future. We will be replacing the IPBoards login system with Bohemia Account within the next two weeks. As Bohemia Account is a separate custom-built service currently used by Bohemia Interactive Forums and Store, it offers much better security and its use should prevent similar incidents going forward. We ask for your patience over the next few days and weeks as we implement this and other security overhauls, as there are likely to be service interruptions and forum unavailability from time to time. In particular, the forums will be down until migration to the Bohemia Account is complete. We will keep you up to date on vital info and scheduled down-time on the site itself and via our Twitter. Yours sincerely, Bohemia Interactive

If you've been a forum member on the DayZ bulletin boards, you may wish to check your email and follow the steps outlined in the letter above.

Check out the forum thread at Neogaf.com for more information.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom