RIFT database hacked, some personal information accessed
In this year alone, we’ve seen the databases of Sony, Bethesda, Epic, Square Enix, and many more get hacked. For awhile it looked as if all the hacking had started to die down, but now developer Trion Worlds has come out and said that the database for RIFT has been hacked.
According to the developer, hackers were able to access some personal data, including email address, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, billing addresses and the first and last four digits of users’ credit cards.
On the bright side, Trion Worlds says it has no evidence to suggest that hackers were able to access full credit card information. With that being said, you may want to err on the side of caution and keep tabs on your credit card and/or bank statements, just in case.
“We’ve taken many precautions to protect our customers’ information and will continue to do so. Credit card information provided to Trion is always fully encrypted with high levels of encryption,” Trion Worlds wrote in a new account security FAQ.
“We also do not store plain text passwords, and there is no evidence, and we have no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way. Nonetheless, as a precaution, we are requiring users to change their password on our website, and we encourage them to keep an eye on their account.”
As an admittedly small way of apologizing to users that their personal data was accessed, Trion says it will be extending subscriptions by three days and awarding players a “Moneybags’ Purse”, which increases the cash you earn from drops by 10%.
Source: Trion Worlds