Another day, another hack, this time, it was the UK's largest games publisher, Codemasters, who admitted that it was hacked and that the criminals managed to steal the names, date of birth, passwords and email addresses of thousands of customers.
In an extraordinary turn, Codemasters have been forced to pull down their websites and have currently redirected both their US and UK websites to their Facebook page, highlighting not only the importance of the social networking website but also Codemasters inability to provide a proper plan B. A spokesperson for the company confirmed: "A new website will launch later in the year."
Interestingly, Codemasters' player accounts system and its community forums are still active at the time of writing even though the company has suspended the ability to change forum/codeM passwords.
On Thursday, a note was posted on Codemasters Forum by the director of community relations, saying that the main site was compromised on the 3rd of June.
The intruders managed to get access to the Codemasters corporate website and subdomains as well as the DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page, the Codemasters Estore (where they had access to Customer names and addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order history) as well as the main Codemasters CodeM database.