Unauthorized access to Cryptic’s servers discovered

Cryptic Studios has discovered a breach on its servers. Said to have happened back in 2010, the discovery is a result of the company’s “ongoing efforts to monitor and enhance security.”

“The unauthorized access included user account names, handles, and encrypted passwords for those accounts,” a notice posted on the studio’s site reads.

“Even though the passwords were encrypted, it is apparent that the intruder has been able to crack some portion of the passwords in this database. All accounts that we believe were present in the database have had the passwords reset, and customers registered to these accounts have been notified via e-mail of this incident.”

Additional information such as players’ names, email addresses, birth dates and partial credit card details could have also been accessed, though there is “no evidence that any other information was taken by the intruder.”

You can read the entire security notice here.

Cryptic operates MMOs Star Trek Online and Champions Online.

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