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DayZ hacked, email addresses, usernames and passwords stolen

by Joey Davidson | February 4, 2016February 4, 2016 10:42 am PDT

Heads up, those of you who played DayZ, the game’s forums have been hacked and information was stolen.

Bohemia Interactive writes that the security incident occurred “recently,” though they don’t indicate when. They says that “all usernames, emails and passwords from forums.dayzgame.com were accessed and downloaded by hackers.”

The passwords were supposedly not stored in plain text.They recommend, as do we, that you change your passwords if you tend to use the same one for multiple accounts. Seriously. Do that.

Bohemia Interactive will be making changes following the breach, according to the post. Here’s what they plan to do, following their apology.

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.

Man, the Internet is like the Wild West. Be careful out there, and be smart about your passwords.

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