24 Jun '11, 10pm

Gaming giant Electronic Arts the latest gaming company to be hit by hackers. User account information compromised.

SAN FRANCISCO - US VIDEO game giant Electronic Arts (EA) on Friday revealed that hackers had looted user data in 'a highly sophisticated' attack. A computer network hosting BioWare Edmonton's 'Neverwinter Nights' game forums was hit by hackers who made off with users' names, passwords, e-mail addresses, birth dates and other personal information, EA said at its website. 'The server system associated with the 'Neverwinter Nights' forums was the target of a highly sophisticated and unlawful cyber-attack,' EA said. 'We have moved swiftly to implement additional security controls to prevent this type of breach from happening again to secure your data and are conducting further evaluations now,' the message continued. No credit card information was taken in the hack, according to the Northern California-based firm. EA was the latest in an unrelenting string of cyber-attacks wit...

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