The War Z taken down after database hack

Ben Parfitt
The War Z taken down after database hack

Things don’t get any better for The War Z.

Having already been forced off Steam following controversy about missing content and inaccurate game descriptions, the poorly received zombie shooter has now suffered at the hands of hackers.

Creators OP Productions have taken the game and its forum completely offline while it addresses the issues.

The company says hackers breached both the game’s forums and databases and successfully obtained email addresses and encrypted passwords.

As payments are handled by a third party, that information has not been compromised.

“We are issuing this Security Alert to all Survivors as a precaution so you can take some precautionary measures on your own,” the official statement read. “We do not collect the names or addresses of our gamers so that information was not impacted unless you posted it on the forum. We are investigating whether additional information may have been obtained.

“We have engaged outside experts and investigators to assist in our investigation of this incident and committed substantial resources to that effort. We have identified number of ways access was obtained and have enhanced our security to improve game and forum safety.

“We are undertaking a full review and update of our servers and the services we use and adding additional security mechanisms. In addition to this post, we are emailing all of our players just to make certain that everyone is informed and has been advised to change their passwords.

“The security of your data is important to us and we want our players to be assured that we take this situation very seriously. We have taken steps to improve security to minimize the chance of this happening in the future and will continue to invest in improving security going forward.”

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