Square Enix Server Hacked, More Than 1.8 Million Gamers Accounts Compromised

Square Enix the famous franchise for the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest compromised. The Square Enix Authority reported that a hacker gained unauthorized access to one of their servers thus the attacker managed to access the personal information of 1.8 million gamers in the US and Japan. Though the company spokes man claimed that no credit card information was compromised in this attack. The video game industry has been the target of several hacker attacks this year. Few days ago 13 million MapleStory players personal data was also stolen. It was one of the largest cyber attack happened in South Korea. Earlier such phenomena took place in Sony PSN breaching case, there more than 93K user details ware compromised
In an exclusive report it is demonstrated that  the target of the attack was a free fan site called Square Enix Members. Officials at Square Enix noticed the unauthorized access on December 12 and subsequently shut the site down to investigate. Members of the site register using their email addresses but some enter additional information like names, addresses and phone numbers. A spokesperson for Square Enix said no credit card information is stored on the server.
Those affected include 1 million users from Japan and 800,000 gamers in the US. As of writing, the Square Enix Members site remains offline, instead redirecting visitors to a page explaining the breach and actions the company is taking moving forward. The message indicates that the suspension will continue for a few days until the security team completes their investigation and counter-measures are in place.


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