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Standard User griff_90
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 10-Jun-11 14:40:18
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Codemasters hacked

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I wonder which company will be next!?

Important information regarding your account

Dear valued Codemasters customer,

On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our website. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately took and associated web services offline in order to prevent any further intrusion.

During the days since the attack we have conducted a thorough investigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach and have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gain access to the following: website

Access to the Codemasters corporate website and sub-domains.

DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page

Access to the DiRT 3 VIP code redemption page.

The Codemasters EStore

We believe the following have been compromised: Customer names and addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and order history. Please note that no personal payment information was stored with Codemasters as we use external payment providers, meaning your payment details were not at risk from this intrusion.

Codemasters CodeM database

Members' names, usernames, screen names, email addresses, date of birth, encrypted passwords, newsletter preferences, any biographies entered by users, details of last site activity, IP addresses and Xbox Live Gamertags are all believed to have been compromised.

Whilst we do not have confirmation that any of this data was actually downloaded onto an external device, we have to assume that, as access was gained, all of these details were compromised and/or stolen.

The website will remain offline for the foreseeable future with all traffic re-directed to the Codemasters Facebook page instead. A new website will launch later in the year.


For your security, in the first instance we advise you to change any passwords you have associated with other Codemasters accounts. If you use the same login information for other sites, you should change that information too. Furthermore, be extra cautious of potential scams, via email, phone, or post that ask you for personal or sensitive information. Please note that Codemasters will never ask you for any payment data such as credit card numbers or bank account details, nor will Codemasters ask you for passwords or other personal identifying data. Be aware too of fraudulent emails that may outwardly appear to be from Codemasters with links inviting you to visit websites. The safest way to visit your favourite websites is always by typing in the address manually into the address bar of your browser.

Unfortunately, Codemasters is the latest victim in on-going targeted attacks against numerous game companies. We assure you that we are doing everything within our legal means to track down the perpetrators and take action to the full extent of the law.

We apologise for this incident and regret any inconvenience caused.

We are contacting all customers who may have been affected directly.

Should you have any concerns or wish to speak to a member of our Customer Services team, please email them at
Standard User Tox_Laximus
(member) Fri 10-Jun-11 16:16:37
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Re: Codemasters hacked

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If you use their estore contact the police, and be careful when using cashpoint machines because hax have been making fake fronts that grab card data and a camera gets your pin.

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Standard User Jaxx281
(member) Fri 10-Jun-11 16:26:52
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I was just about to come on here and post this email as well! What an absolute joke eh! Luckily I didn't buy anything on it but not happy my personal details may have been stolen.

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Standard User mrnelster
(experienced) Fri 10-Jun-11 20:09:01
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Should you have any concerns or wish to speak to a member of our Customer Services team, please email them at

Like the professionals have always said, it can happen to anyone. But at least codemasters are making a better job of the customer relations. I can't remember Sony offering the quote above?
Or maybe codemasters have simply learnt from Sony's PR disaster?

Not that it took much beating to be fair! frown

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