Well, add Bohemia Interactive to the list of game developers who have had their database(s) hacked by useless skids (the very derogatory term for kiddies who use scripts to do their hacking for them). This has happened so many times in the past with other developers that it sort of seems like old-hat at this point.
So what did the hackers get?
Well, this is the great part about the whole thing. Unlike some of the hacking runs the little kiddies have pulled in the past, they didn’t get much this time. In fact, when it comes to useful information, they got precisely two things:
Jack and shit.
It seems that the perpetrators made off with some names, email addresses and – brace for impact – the encrypted forum passwords of the people whose information they were able to get. This bunch of information will allow the hackers to do absolutely nothing and as an added precaution (just in case the morons are actually able to crack the encryption on the passwords they so deftly made off with) BIS went ahead and did a password reset on all of the accounts.
Sooooo that didn’t go so well for the hackers did it?
I wonder when these idiots are going to realize that their shenanigans can get them put in prison and that getting a bunch of forum passwords just isn’t going to do them any good. Hey, guys, guess what: BIS doesn’t do subscriptions; they don’t have a huge database of credit card info for all of their users.
Anyway, BIS had this to say:
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. Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information.
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.
There you have it. It’s like robbing a vault full of dust and cobwebs. Good going, idiots.