Hackers bring down Square Enix websites

Ben Parfitt
Hackers bring down Square Enix websites

The North American and Japanese versions of the Square Enix Members websites have been taken offline following a suspected security breach.

Square Enix is currently trying to determine if any personal information has been compromised.

“We have reason to believe that unknown parties may have gained unauthorized access to a particular Square Enix server related to the free Square Enix Members service offered in North America and Japan,” a statement reads.

“In response, Square Enix, Inc. has temporarily suspended operation of the Square Enix Members service starting at 10PM (PST) on December 12th 2011.

“We are assessing the full extent of this potential breach to determine what data, if any, was compromised and will provide more details as soon as possible. While some personal information may have been accessed, we can confirm that there is no possibility of any credit card information leak from this incident, since the server in question stores no credit card information.

“We estimate that the suspension will continue for a few days until we complete our investigation and counter-measures. We will update you as we learn more.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the Square Enix Members service. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time.”

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