Hacker attacks Second Life
BBC News online is this morning reporting that every player of MMO Second Life has been asked to change their password, after a hacker penetrated the title and stole account details. The nefarious hacker reportedly gained access to the main customer database of the popular online title, and could have pinched personal details for as many as 650,000 subscribers.
Developer Linden Lab were quick point out that no credit card information had been 'compromised' as this had been encrypted independently. Linden apparently became aware of the security breach on September 6th, advising all gamers to change their passwords via an email on the 8th.
"While we realize this is an inconvenience for residents, we believe it's the safest course of action," commented technology officer Cory Ondrejka.
An investigation into the person(s) behind this attack is ongoing, but no service disruption is expected. Second Life is quite literally that – and virtual properties in the game have even been sold for real, and sometimes vast, sums of hard currency. Real world companies have also set-up shop in the persistent world, with real bands playing virtual gigs too. More on this as we get it.
- Valve's Chet Faliszek has been confirmed as the first developer session for EGX Rezzed 2015
- One area from Zelda Wii U is as big as the entirety of Skyward Sword
- Telltale's new collaboration is with Mojang, on a Minecraft story game
- Franklin voice actor indicates GTA V story DLC is on the way
- Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire and Bully sequels will come when the time is right says Rockstar
- Telltale teases another collaboration with another game developer
- New Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault trailer recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
- New Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer focuses on character customization
- Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb coming to Steam in the new year