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Email Addresses, Resumes Stolen From Eidos Web Sites

Square Enix has confirmed that hackers gained unauthorized access to a number of its Eidos web sites this week, taking up to 25,000 anonymous email addresses and 350 potential employee resumes.
Square Enix has confirmed that hackers gained unauthorized access to a number of its Eidos web sites this week, taking up to 25,000 anonymous email addresses and 350 potential employee resumes. “Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites," the company said in a statement provided to VG247. "We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again,” the statement continues. The company stressed that stolen email addresses were not linked to any personally identifiable information, and that no credit card data was stored on the compromised servers. The company says it is in the process of contacting those whose resumes were revealed. The attack, which appears to have taken place late Wednesday, also briefly defaced and blocked access to Eidos.com and the Deus Ex web site and user forum, according to a report from Krebs On Security. Those initial reports attributed the attack to a splinter group from the decentralized hacker collective known as Anonymous. Posters in chat channels used by the group claimed to have collected data from 80,000 registered users and 9,000 resumes. Sony has implicated Anonymous in the widely publicized recent attacks on its PSN and Sony Online Entertainment servers, though the group has repeatedly denied being involved in those efforts.

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