DayZ hacked, but no user data compromised

Bohemia says it's investigating the nature and scope of the attack.

The servers for in-development PC zombie game DayZ have been hacked, developer Bohemia Interactive has confirmed. That's the bad news. The better news is that no user data has been compromised and development on the game continues unabated.

"We have recently detected an attack on some of our servers, the precise nature and scope of this attack is currently being extensively investigated," a representative told Rock Paper Shotgun. "There were no user data on any of the servers. Current development goals and schedules for our games will not be affected by this attack. More information will follow as our investigation continues."

Earlier reports claimed hackers were able to obtain the DayZ source code, but this is unconfirmed, and Bohemia made no mention of this in its statement today.

DayZ was originally released through Steam Early Access in December 2013. The standalone version has since shifted more than 2 million copies. For more on the game, be sure to read GameSpot's Early Access review of DayZ.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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25 comments
Merseyak
Merseyak

im just loving how the arma 3 version is so much better haha

phenom096
phenom096

I would like to see this game on consoles. I wonder how easy or hard it would be to port it to xbox one and the ps4.

vadagar1
vadagar1

i hope this game is finsihed


i would wana try it but wont get any more alpha/beta games :P

Matchews
Matchews

I've had quite a bit of fun running around and collecting stuff. It's really hard to survive in this game. Killing zombies is easy and they have ridiculously stupid AI's but the real fun comes in when you encounter another player. I have yet to run into anyone that didn't immediately try to kill me or run away from me. Sometimes you get lucky and take the other player out, the other day I took out a guy that must've been playing on that character for a long time. He had all sorts of ammo and all the top slotted clothing. I was a happy camper until someone else sniped me a couple hours later. Never saw it coming.

Two things this game really lacks in though. Showing you which map the server is using and vehicles. Running from one city to another takes for freaking ever and gets quite boring.


shreddyz
shreddyz

It doesn't surprise me the coding for this game is garbage. There is more holes in their engine than swiss cheese.

It's games like this that give early access a bad reputation. 

dfuknb
dfuknb

I don't undersand why people hate this game too much. I mean I understand they drop you in with no instruction but when you learn to craft items and survive it becomes hella fun. Not to mention the Multiplayer and intense encounters with other players and crews.

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

who cares about this shitty game

bruta
bruta

how is this garbage still top seller on steam...

snugglebear
snugglebear

Hacked? I heard Solance beat the crap out of him in that elevator!

demondogx
demondogx

source code stolen ?

Inb4 the warZ 2 gets announced

quaker04
quaker04

If servers were attacked, then just server source code was stolen, not DayZ source code.

wezkilla
wezkilla

people hack this junk every day, who cares?

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

Why would anyone want the source code for this junk?

hystavito
hystavito

@Matchews  "...but the real fun comes in when you encounter another player. I have yet to run into anyone that didn't immediately try to kill me or run away from me. "


Sounds like you are enjoying it but that actually sounds like it would get quite boring to me because it's same thing every time.  I'd rather hear that people sometimes attack, sometimes ask to team up, sometimes team up and then betray, etc.


But it's not surprising, I have heard many times that's how DayZ plays out.  In comparison, in Rust I have been quite surprised at how often people do not attack on sight.  In no way am I suggesting one game is better than the other, just saying I have heard how it is in DayZ and I am surprised it's not the same in Rust.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Brother Thisi happens to a lot of triple A games and companies aka sony in which I had to change all my cc info cause of... You must be new to the scene. Has nothing to do being a alpha my nubbling

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

People you see commenting and hating are either ones that like their hand to be held or there too broke to afford a decent pc to run this game like its meant to be played...

dfuknb
dfuknb

@bruta  Bro, I play PS3 & PS4 and since this game launched I am an officially hooked on it. This game with bugs and all is better then most games out and THE best in the Genre. I cant wait to try H1Z1 but till then this game is more the fun..... #BANDITS #GameJockz #NoobsDontLikeThisGame

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@liquidbutter

Agreed, the arma 2 mod was soo much better then dayz I lost hope for dayz a while ago.

NightlyOne
NightlyOne

@DrizztDark Lexical ambiguity. It's possible he may have meant "finished" as in "completed", not "finished" as in "over and done with"... especially since he follows up with a comment showing interest in trying the product but does not want to get games that are only in alpha or beta (a sentiment I also share).

I highly doubt someone who wants to see a game die would express willingness to play it.

repetitious
repetitious

No, this game is a Damn hiking SIM, it's terrible, rust whoops it, and I love arma. ..

dfuknb
dfuknb

@BlackBaldwin  Play with the new updates. The game is way better and the Beta is overhauling everything. I am being patient and robbing people till then.

dfuknb
dfuknb

@repetitious  If you have the game hop on with me and my friends. will squad up. We share Food Ammo and Weapons and there is plenty to go around. And we play in full servers only.

dfuknb
dfuknb

@repetitious  Ive heard it called worst things but that was a good one lol. I need to try Arma. I just built my first PC on Feb and its a BEAST! Rust to me is out and is what it is. DayZ has potential for more but I do hope they add wildlife to the game to spice things up in the wooded areas.