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Eidos Website Attacked, E-Mails And Resumes Compromised

Almost 25,000 email addresses and 350 resumes were exposed in a recent attack on game developer Eldos Interactive’s websites, the parent company Square Enix revealed.

According to Square Enix, the attack took place last week on Wednesday, and it eventually ended up allowing the perpetrators access to the user-data of the website, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Not only that, as revealed by the company, the attack might also have left over 350 resumes submitted by job seekers exposed to the hackers.

“Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our website as well as two of our product sites,” the company told Joystiq.

“We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again,” it added.

The company also said that they were already working on notifying all the affected parties about the breach. It also emphasised that no credit card data had been leaked during the attack.

This quick response comes on the heels of intense criticism of Sony's slow response to an attack on the PlayStation Network last month.