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Atari.com User Passwords Potentially Stolen

Last month Cryptic Studios announced that In December 2010 a hacker had gained access to user database records, enabling them to make off with usernames and passwords. In 2010 Cryptic Studios was a subsidiary of Atari, and evidently they had been handling some of Atari’s records as well.

Atari has now announced that “the intrusion may have affected users on Atari’s databases as well.” In response they are resetting the details of any users who they believe to have been affected. “This will require you to reset your password upon attempting to log into each site separately to regain access to your account. To do so, please refer to our website at http://atari.com/pages/cryptic-studios-security-notice-atari-websites for detailed instructions and more information about this issue, including instruction on resetting your in-game Test Drive Unlimited 2 password on PC.”

This intrusion only affects those who had accounts in December of 2010, so if you just signed up at Atari.com or TDU2.com this year you are safe. Atari did not disclose how many users may have been affected.

Atari recently learned of a potential security violation in connection with the unauthorized access to Cryptic Studios’ user databases that occurred in December 2010. At that time, Atari owned Cryptic and the intrusion may have affected users on Atari’s databases as well and, therefore, we are taking proactive measures to correct the issue. This includes notifying certain users who are registered on Atari.com and TDU2.com (Test Drive Unlimited 2).

As a precaution, on Atari.com and TDU2.com, we have reset all accounts for users which we believe were affected. This will require you to reset your password upon attempting to log into each site separately to regain access to your account. To do so, please refer to our website at http://atari.com/pages/cryptic-studios-security-notice-atari-websites for detailed instructions and more information about this issue.

If the existing user name and password was used to access other online accounts, we highly recommend that you update those passwords as well.

We take the security of our user accounts very seriously and are investigating this issue further with Cryptic Studios. Please note that this was not an intrusion on our existing database, but one that occurred prior to our divestment of Cryptic Studios in July of 2011. Cryptic no longer manages Atari’s databases. Our deepest apologies for the inconvenience.

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