Battlefield Heroes Beta Site Experiences Security Breach
I opened up my email client today to get the following from a couple of our users as well as one addressed to me as well from QABoss, the company responsible for handling the beta test for Battlefield Heroes.
QA Boss has been made aware of a security breach which exposes QA Boss forum user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. While passwords are encrypted, it must be assumed that the encryption can be broken.
As a safety precaution, it is advisable that anyone who uses passwords on other accounts, particularly email, which may be similar to the one used on the QA Boss system, should consider changing their non QA Boss passwords.
We also feel that it may be prudent for users to change their QA Boss passwords. Instructions can be found in the News & Announcement section of the forums at http://qaboss.com
Ouch, this kind of stings. We have sent emails to EA and QABoss to gather further details on the security breach, to find out how many accounts have been affected, and will update when we receive those emails.Tags: battlefield heroes, ea games, electronic arts, qaboss