Game Developer's Servers Hacked
DATA LOSS—JAPANDecember 16, 2011
A Japanese game developer says servers containing data on 1.8 million customers has been hacked, AFP reports. The extent of damage done is not yet known, but Square Enix says it stopped service an hour after discovering the intruder, who breached an unknown number of servers storing data--including names and e-mail addresses--on one million members in Japan and 800,000 in North America. The server for its 300,000 European members was not breached, however. Earlier this year, Square Enix was breached after a hacker attacked its European server and accessed consumer e-mails and the resumes of 250 job applicants.