How much personal data, exactly? Up to 250,000 email addresses and more than up to 350 resumes – but, according to the companies involved, no credit card data has been accessed. Simply put, the websites attacked don’t hold any.
“Eidosmontreal.com does not hold any credit card information or code data, however there are resumes which are submitted to the website by people interested in jobs at the studio. Regrettably up to 350 of these resumes may have been accessed, and we are in the process of writing to each of the individuals who may have been affected to offer our sincere apologies for this situation,” the statement continues.”
The company has revealed that a group of hackers gained access to the developer’s site, as well as two games-related pages. Each of the sites was taken offline “immediately”, as Square Enix worked out what had been accessed, and where to go from here.
Security measures on the affected sites – and all other websites in the Square Enix stable – were then beefed up before being made live again.
“No dissemination or misappropriation of any other personal information has been identified at this point.
“We take the security of our websites extremely seriously and employ strict measures, which we test regularly, to guard against this sort of incident.”
It has not yet been revealed who is behind these attacks, but authorities believe it may be a splinter group tied to hacktivists Anonymous.