The War Z releases results of security investigation following hack attempt

The War Z

By on April 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

Earlier this month, much-maligned zombie MMO The War Z was taken offline after a series of hacks compromised the forum and many of the game’s accounts. Now, the developers have released the results of the security investigation into the breach.

The investigation reveals that the attack was primarily focused on the forums, and that hackers were able to access administrator accounts through “previously installed backdoors”. They then deleted the entire forum database, but not before grabbing access to some administrator accounts for the game as well and banning “up to several dozen” random players. Those players have now reportedly been unbanned.

OP Productions claim in their report that there is “no definitive evidence” that the hackers were able to gain access to the game databases beyond hijacking several administrator accounts, but advise all users to change their passwords if they have not already. No payment information was taken (and wasn’t there to begin with, apparently).

You can read the full update right here.

Source: The War Z (Thanks, William)

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Geez, has this game ever made the news in a positive light?

 

deftoopl:
Geez, has this game ever made the news in a positive light?

When it was pulled from Steam :)

 

gtxaartaxlt: When it was pulled from Steam :)

 
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