This pretty much goes without saying, but if you’re part of this game’s player base: change your password now.
The DayZ forums have reportedly suffered a rather serious security breach, which has resulted in user details becoming compromised.
The email confirms all user names, email addresses and passwords were accessed and downloaded.
The DayZ forums are currently down, and upon returning from maintenance they will bolstered with better security to curb the risk of future incidents.
Awkwardly, the hack seems to have occurred over a week ago, without Bohemia making its forum users aware.
Here’s a copy of the email in full:
A security incident occurred on forums.dayzgame.com recently. According to our investigation all usernames, emails and passwords from forums.dayzgame.com were accessed and downloaded by hackers.
While the passwords were not stored in plain text, but in a more secure form, it is highly recommended that if you have used the same password elsewhere you change it immediately on all applicable websites and services.
We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused, and share with you one of the major changes planned in order to mitigate similar risks in the future. We will be replacing the IPBoards login system with Bohemia Account within the next two weeks. As Bohemia Account is a separate custom-built service currently used by Bohemia Interactive Forums and Store, it offers much better security and its use should prevent similar incidents going forward.
We ask for your patience over the next few days and weeks as we implement this and other security overhauls, as there are likely to be service interruptions and forum unavailability from time to time. In particular, the forums will be down until migration to the Bohemia Account is complete. We will keep you up to date on vital info and scheduled down-time on the site itself and via our Twitter.
Again, change your password!