Cryptic Discovers December 2010 Security Breach


Posted April 26, 2012 - By Adam Rosenberg

Cryptic Discovers December 2010 Security Breach

Cryptic Studios has discovered that hackers obtained unauthorized access to its servers in December 2010, an update on the developer's website reveals. You might have gotten an e-mail informing you of the same if you've got an account in their system for Champions Online or Star Trek Online.

The hackers were able to obtain account names, handles, and encrypted passwords. There is also evidence that the encryption on at least some of those passwords has been broken and accounts have been accessed by uninvited guests. All accounts that were in the affected database have had their passwords reset.

Cryptic also admits to the possibility that the intruders obtained additional account information, including first and last name, e-mail address, date of birth, billing address, and the first six digits and the last four digits of credit cards registered on the site. There is, however, no hard evidence that this is the case.

The update also notes that there's no evidence that any personal information obtained has been used outside of the realm of all things Cryptic. It is nonetheless advisable that you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself by keeping a closer on your personal accounts.

Tags: Videogames
Cryptic Discovers December 2010 Security Breach


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