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World of Tanks takes a direct hit from hackers, user information compromised

World of Tanks user information compromised, developer advising players to change passwords.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Fri, Apr 19 2013 12:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The popular online tank shooter World of Tanks suffered a security breach recently that could have led to account information being stolen from subscribers. The developer, Wargaming.net, has not released any detailed information on what exactly was stolen, but is advising all users to change their account password to ensure no accounts are lost.

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In a statement on the matter Wargaming.net had the following to say:

"As a part of usual security practices, we recently became aware that some personal information may have been compromised due to a security incident. We immediately launched an investigation into the incident and can assure you that no financial information was accessed. However, we believe that some password hashes and email addresses were affected by the compromise."

As an incentive, the company is giving users who change their passwords 300 in-game gold, which is enough to purchase one day of premium services, resulting in a faster tank and faster research into new tanks.

NEWS SOURCE:worldoftanks.eu

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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