Sony have started quite the trend; Skyrim developer and Rage publisher Bethesda have become the latest victim in the game-related hacking onslaught. The industry has been hit by several website hacks in the past few weeks, with Nintendo of Europe suffering just this past weekend.
The Bethesda Blog warns users: “Over the past weekend, a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data. We believe we have taken appropriate action to protect our data against these attacks. While no personal financial information or credit card data was obtained, the hackers may have gained access to some user names, email addresses, and/or passwords. As a precaution, we recommend that all our fans immediately change passwords on all our sites — including our community forums and the statistics site we maintain for Brink players.”
Perhaps the threat of hackers will bring publishers together in a Watchmen-like situation where we all band together and form a super console. Probably not, but we’re desperately trying to find a silver lining to this rather depressing news that sucks up more of the industry by the day.