Square Enix: 1.8 Million Accounts Could Be Compromised

December 16, 2011 -

Square Enix has revealed details on the extent of the hack that we reported on earlier this week. Square Enix confirmed that up to 1.8 million customers in Japan and the U.S. could be affected by the attack on its member service that took place earlier this week. While personal information may have been compromised, the Final Fantasy maker says that no financial information was stolen because the servers contained no credit card or billing information. They also noted that servers in Europe were not comprised.

According to a report on France24, a hacker breached servers containing the names and e-mail addresses of 800,000 members in North America and 1 million members in Japan. The attack was revealed on Tuesday, prompting Square Enix to take its member service offline.

"We are yet to learn whether illegal access was gained to our clients' information," a spokeswoman for the company said. "But we have asked our customers to be aware of the incident in case they receive suspicious messages using our name."

Source: France24


 
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