Rift database hacked; private information potentially compromised
The latest MMO to fall victim to hackers is Trion Worlds’ Rift, with the company announcing today that the Rift account database was hacked, potentially compromising personal information such as user names, passwords, birth dates, billing and email addresses, in addition to the first and last four digits of stored credit card information. The company does make it clear, however, that there is “no evidence” that this private information has been accessed, and that it has “no reason to believe that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way.”
The company is advising caution, however, and requesting that users change their RIFT and Trion account passwords, and that users keep an eye out for any unusual activity on their accounts. The company have further stated that they have already taken action to strengthen their systems, and have apologised for any inconvenience caused as a result of this incident.
Users will be required to change their passwords and their security questions when they log onto Trion’s website the next time they visit. Trion have stated this incident should not interrupt or disrupt RIFT play time.
They have further promised all owners of the RIFT game to three days of complimentary game time once they have updated their password and security questions, in addition to a Moneybag’s Purse, which will increase players’ looted coin by 10%, even if they hadn’t yet bought RIFT.