Square Enix Member Services Hacked

Final Fantasy developer and publisher Square Enix has announced that its member services have been hacked - though the company claims that credit card details have not been compromised.

The hack occurred on 12th of December, with details including usernames potentially stolen by the hackers. However, Square has stated that because the member services servers handled free accounts only, no credit card details had been compromised.

"While some personal information may have been accessed, we can confirm that there is no possibility of any credit card information leak from this incident, since the server in question stores no credit card information."

MCVUK has it that Square announced it had taken down the hacked server - American and Japanese versions of the member websites - for a few days in order to revamp security on the platform and investigate the incident.

"We are assessing the full extent of this potential breach to determine what data, if any, was compromised and will provide more details as soon as possible," the statement read.

This just adds to the number of game companies that have been hacked over the past year, though at least Square has announced it early, unlike companies like Sony that took over a week to let users know their information had been compromised.

"We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the Square Enix Members service. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time."

Probably not a bad plan to change your passwords if you use the same one for Square member accounts as you do elsewhere.