DayZ hacked, source code potentially stolen

Bad news for DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive, as it’s revealed that an intruder has hacked their way into game servers, potentially accessing source code for the popular zombie survival game.

Initial reports suggested that the intruder also copied the game’s source code, but while Bohemia has confirmed the attack, it’s staying quiet on what actually happened, releasing the following statement alongside a promise that the investigation continues:

We have recently detected an attack on some of our servers, the precise nature and scope of this attack is currently being extensively investigated. There were no user data on any of the servers. Current development goals and schedules for our games will not be affected by this attack.

If the source code was stolen – which is entirely possible – the DayZ community could be facing a tsunami of cheats, bots and other nasties as nefarious hackers work out what is possible within the game.

Still, the upside of all this is that DayZ player data is secure – and there’s plenty of people playing the game. Creator Dean “Rocket” Hall announced recently that more than two million fans have purchased the apocalypse survival experience, which is still technically not finished yet. If you want to know what all the fuss is about, you can snag it via Steam Early Access.

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