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I'm probably being paranoid, but want to check out the email I got from BioWare about a NWN forum security breach. It directs me to a page where I'm instructed to choose a new password. Since I haven't been able to find any threads on the BioWare forums about this breach, and a cursory glance here doesn't show any discussion of it, can someone verify that this email was really from BioWare and there really was a breach? Thanks.

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If there is no prompt to change your password when you log in normally then I'd say it sounds suspect. Bioware stores credit card information for its monopoly money system, so being extra careful is in order.

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Hmm. I figured that everyone from the NWN forums would have received the email, and hoped that was being paranoid. I cannot access the "old" forums... Jade Empire, NWN, etc. It takes me to BioWare Social Network home. Since I am logged in automatically when I go there, nothing seems amiss... except the old forums being unavailable.

 

I'm hoping others have gotten this email and can reassure me it's legit. There is nowhere at Bio's social forum to ask about it, since the social network only deals with Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

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Old Bioware Forums hacked

 

Basically, somebody gained access to the pre-social site NWN forums and pinched a bit of information here and there. From elsewhere on the net, I gather it was mostly account names and passwords (which means, if you use the same account name and password on other forums, it might be a good time to re-check and change your passwords), birth dates and some other trivial stuff.


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According to BIo, no credit card info or anything valaube was stgolen since that info is on their new network not the old one.


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Meh, I didn't even think I had an account there.


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I got the e-mail as well.


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Same here.

 

And I am pretty sure the only reason I got one was because it was required for "Bring down the Sky"...


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I agree that that is such a stupid idiotic pathetic garbage hateful retarded scumbag evil satanic nazi like term ever created. At least top 5.

 

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Same here.

 

And I am pretty sure the only reason I got one was because it was required for "Bring down the Sky"...

I got it too, and I only bought ME2 and DA:O. I did register that Cerberus thing too with ME2 though.


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Same here.

 

Boy am I glad they asked for all that needlessly intrusive personal data!


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That's strange, the e-mail I got was sent to a different e-mail address from my current EA/Bioware account. So I really doubt it's related to the current accounts or DAO/ME2.


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I too got it fwiiw ...


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your life is what our thoughts make it
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That's strange, the e-mail I got was sent to a different e-mail address from my current EA/Bioware account. So I really doubt it's related to the current accounts or DAO/ME2.

It's not... it's from the older boards. Forgot them too untill re-installing ME1 and all the pain that is involved in finding my ME1 BTTS key again...


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I agree that that is such a stupid idiotic pathetic garbage hateful retarded scumbag evil satanic nazi like term ever created. At least top 5.

 

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Can anyone tell me if bioware stored any payment details. I don't recall putting anything like that on the system.


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Can anyone tell me if bioware stored any payment details. I don't recall putting anything like that on the system.

Not on the hacked server, at least.


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I believe the problem is more if you are a slave to habit and use the same account name and password for several forums, social sites, internet stores etc. since that is an obvious thing to try if you have access to such information. Also, your email contact address may be of value to spammers.


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Righto. No problem there. One advantage of paranoia is not re-using passwords.


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Righto. No problem there. One advantage of paranoia is not re-using passwords.

While the advantage of multiple personality disorder is not using the same accounts.


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