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Hacking Group Claims To Disband After Briefly Shuttering Battlefield Heroes

EA has restored access to its free-to-play Battlefield Heroes FPS after the release of user data by hacking collective Lulzsec brought the servers down briefly this weekend, just before the group announcement it has disbanded.

Kyle Orland, Blogger

June 28, 2011

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EA has restored access to its free-to-play Battlefield Heroes FPS after the release of user data by hacking collective Lulzsec brought the servers down briefly this weekend, just before the group announcement it has disbanded. The shadowy Lulzsec collective, which has claimed responsibility for digital attacks on game companies ranging from Bethesda to CCP and Mojang in recent weeks, said over the weekend it disbanded, but not before releasing user names and encrypted passwords for over 750,000 Battefield Heroes users, which it reportedly acquired from the game's forums and an early beta version. EA took the game down briefly after the attacks, but service has now been restored after what the company described to Eurogamer as "a short hiatus related to a security breach." "To the best of our knowledge, it appears that no personal data was compromised – no emails, account history, credit card numbers or payment methods," EA's statement continued. "Any further updates will be posted on this page. We apologize for any inconvenience." The popular PC title reached over 7 million registered users earlier this year after launching in mid-2009.

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