If you’re one of the few who partakes in the Square Enix Members club — up until a couple of minutes ago, I wasn’t aware such a thing even existed — you might want to listen up.
On December 13th, Square Enix reported a “limited server intrusion” which, in turn, instigated a temporary shut down. In response, the Japanese powerhouse offered the following:
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the Square Enix Members service. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time as we finalize our investigation in the next few days.
Although credit card information was secured elsewhere, the server did contain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the 1.8 million registered users. Friday, however, Square Enix announced that no login information was accessed by the intruder.
But wait, there’s more. Despite the reassuring news, the site will remain down a little while longer:
Because we have decided to conduct a broader internal investigation, it will take a few more days before we make the Square Enix Members service available once again. We deeply regret the inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans, and appreciate your patience.
If everything goes well, the site should be up and running in a couple of days.
Source: PC Mag