Square Enix to Reopen Hacked Site, Says No Private Data Lost
Japanese game developer Square Enix said Monday that no private data was stolen when a server for a fan site was hacked last week, and it plans to reopen the site to users by the end of the year.
Only the USA and Japanese web pages of the 'Square Enix Members' site was affected by the network security breach. The server stored information on over 1.8 million users, including Emails, Names, Address, and Phone Numbers, but company claims 'no credit card' information, but in their report to the Japanese government they did not reveal what part of the server was hit or if anything was discovered on the id of the hackers from their internal investigation.
Back in May, Square Enix had a 'Canadian' security breach which resulted in the lost of over 350 applicants resumes and over 25,000 email addresses, but this new attack the Square Enix spokeswoman claims no private data was stolen and all sites will be restored before the end of year, and members will by updated by an email.
OH good god. I love this company...and I don't understand why hacker bring attack to these sites. Attack banks, they derserve to be punished.
They would attack banks but banks are so secure these days its nearly impossible to hack them.
Think about all the incentives to hack a banks network, credit card info and customer info all in one place, let alone doing electronic transfers of cash directly so you wouldn't even need to sell the info or scam it yourself.
Hacking deeper into the system would gain you all kinds of goodies, you could possibly just create phantom accounts with phantom money in them and just spend like mad possibly never getting caught.