Hackers Steal Customer Data from Codemasters Website

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The rampant hackers managed to break into and steal customer data leading video game developer Codemasters known British and makes has closed its website.

The incident itself occurred on 3 June. And linked it, Codemasters party took a week to determine the extent of infringement and damages.

The game developers have been warned to customers via email on last Friday when the attacker could have stole the name and address of the home / office, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords encrypted and history of customer orders that come Codemasters eStore.

No problems so far in financial terms because fortunately the company uses an external payment processor and does not store the type of data on their own server.

In addition eStore Codemasters, Codemasters CodeM database has also been burglarized that expose member names, user name, screen name, email address, birth date, encrypted passwords, preferences newsletter, biography, details of their recent site activity, the IP address and Xbox Live Gamertags.

The hackers also have expanded access to pages DiRT 3 VIP payment codes, as well as sites and sub-domains company Codemasters. Related to that, the company immediately shut down all public sites and to transfer its customers to his Facebook page.

While the company rebuilt from scratch, codemasters.com site will likely remain offline for the time that can not be determined.

Codemasters has urged the company to its customers to change their passwords on all property Codemasters, and other online sites where they might have used.

As with all cases of data breach, affected individuals appear to be wary of emails and telephone scams that try to use the stolen information and then data is compromised to get more details of the person concerned.

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