Developer Bohemia has been busy alerting DayZ forum members that a “security incident” took place recently. Hackers were reportedly able to get hold of all usernames, emails, and passwords from the game’s forums. Oh dear.
According to the alert, passwords were encrypted and not in a plain text format, but Bohemia have still advised forum users to change their password, especially if its the same one you use for other sites and services.
Bohemia have apologised for the inconvenience, and released a statement explaining how they plan to sort shit out (see below).
For those who may not have yet checked email, here is an update on our recent security breach. Questions welcome. pic.twitter.com/4zEz03UL2s
— DayZ Development (@dayzdevteam) February 4, 2016
There was another breach to the DayZ forums back on January 23, but its not yet clear if the two are related. Bohemia pulled down servers for an hour yesterday to implement “security updates” and will later on be jumping into the computers Tron style to do battle with the hackers. That last part isn’t true.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.