Arma and DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive's website hacked

Bohemia Interactive's forums have been temporarily shut down in response to a hacking attempt that saw some registered users' information compromised.

Personal information of users stored on the servers of Arma III and DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive has been obtained by hackers, the studio has announced.

In a statement published on the Bohemia Interactive website, the developer confirms that it has temporarily shut down access to its forums in response to an "illegal attempt" to access users' information.

"We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords," writes the developer.

"Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information," adds Bohemia.

"We would like to reassure everyone that no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach."

In response to the hacking attempt, Bohemia has reset the passwords of its registered users "as a precaution."

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52 comments
quebec946
quebec946

hackers who harm innocents like them are lowlife scum.

petez34
petez34

I always get Dayz and Warz confused. So which one is the crap game?

vadagar1
vadagar1

honestly everyone hates EA but they go ahead and hack the indie developers and destroy them??!!!! 

wtf is wrong with people ?!

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

One of their pages was written in PHP, that's the problem. PHP is the most exploitable programming language for websites and it's easy to use SQLinjections if the devs don't know what they're doing. I bet the hackers did this just to see if they could, nothing nefarious.

ArataWata
ArataWata

Probably angry WarZ fans trying to hide the fact they paid for a scam.

Evilnator
Evilnator

It's probably the greeks getting back at them...

heat_masheet
heat_masheet

I blame the Chinese. They hack everyone. good luck finding them.

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

Why would you hack their website? This is one of the greatest games/mod that ive ever seen! I hope whoever did it gets caught and thrown into a jail to be buttfucked for eternity!

TerminalError
TerminalError

Clearly the hackers were the developers of The War Z..haha..

jyml8582
jyml8582

Somehow I'm starting the feel this game will never see the light of day.

stkennedy
stkennedy

Hackers are so annoying. Take their keyboards away!

Or maybe we should just get rid of keyboards altogether, this sounds like a great idea im gonna throw mi...

Addictgamer114
Addictgamer114

Never trust open source scripts like wordpress or joomla. They made their website on wordpress and it is not much secure.


highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

fucking idiots. why hack the good guys?!?!?! hack the fuckers like sony, ea, ms, apple etc..

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

Must have been the developers of WarZ. Stole their idea and now they are stealing their customer's personal information.

Crossel777
Crossel777

I think I've lost count as to how many times I've lost my information to hackers.

DrBomberJack
DrBomberJack

@sensesfail99 People don't just hack because they think people are good guys or bad guys. People will hack for many reasons and you shouldn't judge hackers who hack companies you like versus hackers who hack companies you don't like. A Hack who steals information for fraud should be treated the same no mater what database he hacks. Also on a side note, Day Z is in my opinion overrated.

Blue_Tomato
Blue_Tomato

@jyml8582 Why? I have been playing the alpha a long time already, it is stable and playable even at this stage.

xristyfer
xristyfer

@Dangerous231LOL Sony's PSN Network was hacked in 2011 if I'm not mistaken and I'm XBL accounts in 2012 were also comprised via a back door through FIFA'11. Where are your gods now! MUAHAHAH!!!!

Raventhade
Raventhade

@Dangerous231 What a way to get on the good side of the people. 

Your logic makes no sense.

Who, in their right mind, loves getting hacked? 

faizanhd
faizanhd

@Dangerous231 So your saying PC gamers are stupid and your going to get an Xbone ? You seem like a smart person.

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

@highlanderjimd sony are the good guys this time around dont you mean EA For making the price of games go up in the UK and MS for giving information away and apple for following suit in the apple google and MS giving all information to the nsa 

TheSkilledOne06
TheSkilledOne06

@highlanderjimd OR why not just stop hacking all together 

people spend some much time to create something amazing to have some idiots hack it.

mrklorox
mrklorox

@Strychnine @petez34 Correction: The War Z has changed its name to Infestation: Survivor Stories in order to further confuse people and to separate itself from the negative press it's incurred. 

Remember, it's Infestation: Survivor Stories you want to avoid.

mrklorox
mrklorox

@pooya_gojee @vadagar1 What would you call them if not indie? Developers who publish their own games are considered independent. That's what indie means.

Dangerous231
Dangerous231

@faizanhd @Dangerous231 lol ok it sounds like you don't know what you're talking about pc gamer's are some of the main proprietors of hating on DMR which is why they get hacked the most out of any platform,so yeah i know i do seem smart b/c i am 

Strychnine
Strychnine

@mrklorox @Strychnine @petez34 

Wow.. This was on sale on Steam yesterday and I almost pulled the trigger...  Something in my gut (and the Metascore) said Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!!!!!

Thanks for the heads-up! ^_^