Battlefield Heroes Hacked

The Battlefield Heroes Website has word that this free-to-play military shooter is back online after a hacking incident which is attributed to LulzSec's recently concluded hacking spree. Here's what they say happened:
Service has been restored on Battlefield Heroes following a short hiatus related to a security breach. Our investigation is ongoing, however it appears screen names and encrypted passwords associated with an early beta version of Heroes have been compromised. To the best of our knowledge, it appears that no personal data was compromised – no emails, account history, credit card numbers or payment methods. Any further updates will be posted on this page. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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necrosis wrote on Jun 27, 2011, 12:12:
Hellbinder wrote on Jun 27, 2011, 11:37:
no, all they showed is what a group of smart degenerates can do given enough time, dedication and opportunity.

people do care about security, but its hard to prepare for complete scum like these guys who sit around doing this all day long.
And it is that kind of thinking that keeps banks and the like exempt from punishment when severely damaging hacks leak the personal information of millions.

Hacks even today are still treated like 'acts of God'. Things that just can not be prepared for. Yet they can and I for one am sick of these institutions getting off 'scot free' whenever things like this happen.

Agreed. Especially with banks going more online and driving people away from paper. They are responsible for protecting the transactions, if they make it more difficult for themselves...that's really their problem.

They have "security experts" that should be continually challenging their security measures. If they choose not to implement better password rules, or other forms of identification to secure things further.......again that's their responsibility.

And I don't get what the deal is with these places storing old information, especially games like this. They stored early phase beta info....why does that need to be readily available for a game that's been out of a beta for a long long time now?
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