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Rift Developer Trion Worlds Hacked

Trion Worlds, the developer behind the massive multiplayer online (MMO) game Rift, has had its servers hacked, losing information that includes user names, passwords, email addresses, billing addresses and credit card information.

This announcement was made on the official Trion website and through an email sent to subscribers and anyone who's previously held an account with the firm. It describes that almost every piece of stored information about the company's users was taken, including: "user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and last four digits and expiration dates of customer credit cards."

Trion was quick to point out that "There is no evidence, and we have no reason to believe, that full credit card information was accessed or compromised in any way." Well that's good at least right? At least Trion didn't let the hackers take everything, they only took almost everything.

The tone of the entire email is equally unattached, describing the hack as "recent" but not providing a time frame of when it might have occurred or how long Trion has known about it. Don't worry though, the developer saw fit to highlight in bold the following section of text which is obviously the most important part about the hack:

"You should have continued, uninterrupted access to RIFT, and we do not anticipate any disruptions to your playing time."

Throughout the communication there is only one apology and it's for the inconvenience, not for entrusting our information to an unsecured server.

Trion does recommend that users change their password though as well as any other places where it was used. More worryingly though, it also recommends that you keep an eye on your credit card statements just in case.

For more information, check the Trion account information notification page.

Dipping his toes into almost everything that could be labeled 'nerdy' in his free time, Jon has been writing about technology for over half a decade. While mainly focusing on PC hardware thoughout this time, today he's more varied, covering everything from gaming to general electronics, industry perspectives and consoles. As well as writing for different sites, Jon enjoys wargaming, reading and PC gaming, hoping to balance out these geeky pastimes with fire spinning and MMA.