JoTa Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:56am
Hacker got his hands on players info
So aparently some hacker got his hands on the info of The War Z players...... This includes, e-mails, passwords (that should be encrypted or were but they still got them), account names and stuff like that.

Can steam just....remove this damn game from steam? It is like... I am completely regrethfull of giving those guys my money. I would give my money faster to a damn drug dealer than to them if I knew how it was going to be in the first place!

So please, think a little more about this damn game steam! I dont know what was in your mind to let such a scam and such a lame game to get in this game platform..... seriously think about this. This was the last drop! A hacker has tons of passwords and e-mails! Thanks to this damn game! And you cant change your password in the game, because the hacker would just take it again! SEW THIS ♥♥♥♥♥♥ GUYS FFS!
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Silv3r9 Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:14am 
Heh, seems you missed all the hack fun around here eh? The forums turned into the United Nations for a bit too, with all kinds of google translate peeps running around wearing only Post-It notes.

Sorry to inform you, most of us have reached the conclusion that as long as Steam is generating revenue from TWZ and it keeps climbing higher up the top sellers list, it's gonna stay in the store. Gamers don't seem to care either, as long as servers are up who cares what info the hackers got or when the next attack will be... pew-pew fun is more important >.>
Spiffmeister Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:15am 
They only got your password if it was something simple like "cat", but if your password contained a capital letter, a number, a special character, or all of these then you should be fine.
[memeteam] Yung Lean Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:19am 
Originally posted by jt23red:
They only got your password if it was something simple like "cat", but if your password contained a capital letter, a number, a special character, or all of these then you should be fine.
if hacking was this easy. I would have hacked your account by now.
JoTa Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:42am 
Originally posted by Kill Frenzy:
Originally posted by jt23red:
They only got your password if it was something simple like "cat", but if your password contained a capital letter, a number, a special character, or all of these then you should be fine.
if hacking was this easy. I would have hacked your account by now.

In case you dont know that is illegal and can get your sorry ♥♥♥ to jail. Just saying.
♠KRYPTIK♠ Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:50am 
I want to start by saying that I am a supporter of Warz and I play it in its current state. That being said, I am starting to agree that steam should not offer it. There are to many problems with this game for it to be worthy of being sold on steam. I am in no way hating on the game, I just think they need to wait for a more stable version before they sell it through 3rd party distributors, until then, only offer it on the website where people who want to play will seek it out, that way people dont end up with something other than what they expected.
-TOPAK- Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:57am 
yeh i dont play this crappy game. got it ages ago cus of twitch. woudent be surprised if they got paid to play this game as its a load of ♥♥♥♥. regret ever buying it. just in this forum cus i got an email from this ♥♥♥♥ game.
JoTa Apr 3, 2013 @ 8:58am 
Originally posted by ♠KRYPTIK♠:
I want to start by saying that I am a supporter of Warz and I play it in its current state. That being said, I am starting to agree that steam should not offer it. There are to many problems with this game for it to be worthy of being sold on steam. I am in no way hating on the game, I just think they need to wait for a more stable version before they sell it through 3rd party distributors, until then, only offer it on the website where people who want to play will seek it out, that way people dont end up with something other than what they expected.
Well said! I dont hate the game. I just quinda get hangry because I wasnt expecting for the developers to be so damn irresponsible and laid back!
Siresly Apr 3, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Originally posted by jt23red:
They only got your password if it was something simple like "cat", but if your password contained a capital letter, a number, a special character, or all of these then you should be fine.
They got every single password of all accounts. The passwords being encrypted doesn't really mean anything unless they're using a good algorithm combined with a salt. MD5 is rubbish.

Do you trust in Hammerpoint?
You should look over your passwords.

Has Hammerpoint prompted everyone to change their passwords?
And by "prompted" I mean them forcing everyone to change their passwords.

pA$sw0rd is not a strong password.
`xAJ&0i*W@W{38n/ is a strong password.
As many randomized characters of as many character sets as possible. I'd use more than 16 but that's the limit for a whole lot of places. And you never know if one allows high ANSI characters. 3ÂêUÞ̸èñËNRh¥Œ™

http://lastpass.com/ (cloud)
http://keepass.info/ (offline)
Keep regular backups of your database, on more than one drive/device. Never overwrite.
https://agilebits.com/onepassword (unfree)




Yoi Apr 3, 2013 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by JGCAPT:
Originally posted by Kill Frenzy:
If hacking was this easy. I would have hacked your account by now.

In case you don't know that is illegal and can get your sorry ♥♥♥ to jail. Just saying.

That is only if you get caught, anyone in a business where you can get your self into trouble will probably try to hide them self's and it's easy to do that on the internet, just build up a large number of IP jumps through out the world via proxies or otherwise. Not that I know much about black-hatting, mind you, yet it is illegal but does someone who knows the risks really care when they know that they might get away from it?

Short answer: No
Long answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anyway I think KillFrenzy meant it as a joke or sarcasm...
JoTa Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:04pm 
Originally posted by Yoi:
Originally posted by JGCAPT:

In case you don't know that is illegal and can get your sorry ♥♥♥ to jail. Just saying.

That is only if you get caught, anyone in a business where you can get your self into trouble will probably try to hide them self's and it's easy to do that on the internet, just build up a large number of IP jumps through out the world via proxies or otherwise. Not that I know much about black-hatting, mind you, yet it is illegal but does someone who knows the risks really care when they know that they might get away from it?

Short answer: No
Long answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anyway I think KillFrenzy meant it as a joke or sarcasm...


I know :P And yes I know it is very hard to get caught has an hacker. Specially when you hack a damn irresponsible COMPANY! :P heck with it. I wont play the game anymore anyways. But some one should sew that guys, now that I am pretty damn sure. Scamed gamers since the beggining, fake publicity, bad development, fake promisses, not taking care of our info, basicly those guys are taking the money and running away with it! It is just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ridiculous!
jpate81 Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
Originally posted by JGCAPT:
I know :P And yes I know it is very hard to get caught has an hacker. Specially when you hack a damn irresponsible COMPANY! :P heck with it. I wont play the game anymore anyways. But some one should sew that guys, now that I am pretty damn sure. Scamed gamers since the beggining, fake publicity, bad development, fake promisses, not taking care of our info, basicly those guys are taking the money and running away with it! It is just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ridiculous!

HAHA, they ran off with my money almost 8 months ago and I've still been playing this whole time. Got you this time Scammerpoint!!!!!!!!!!
Crix Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:59pm 
Originally posted by jt23red:
They only got your password if it was something simple like "cat", but if your password contained a capital letter, a number, a special character, or all of these then you should be fine.

lol you care to prove this? No you can't and you don't know what you're talking about you don't even know how passwords are obtained and how they're stored and seriously doubt you even know what type of encryption was implemented. *facepalm go away and stop defending this game until you actually provide proof of your claims. This is everything they have accessed..

The data accessed included email addresses used to log-in to the forum, forum passwords which they encrypt are taken, email addresses used to log-in to the game,encrypted game passwords,in-game character names, IP addresses from which players log-in to the forum and to the game, If you posted other information to the forum it is likely that such data was accessed as well.

I wouldn't be surprised if they even have your newly changed password, the "BEST" you can do is change your password information but they might even have that because they're still looking into the matter and from what updated information I've read on the ragezone forums is that the files are being released for the game, and Sergey and Kwek are clueless about everything that is going on and don't know what to do. This is what I've gathered from reading what these hackers are doing right now. Files are already on a mirror links for download. Just saying, I don't really think it matters if you're changing your password or not just don't be surprised if your global inventory is wiped clean.
Last edited by Crix; Apr 3, 2013 @ 1:01pm
HR Puffing Stuff. Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:59pm 
yeah this goes beyond "bought crappy game and wasted 15 bucks"

We are sorry to report that we have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game databases and the player data in those databases. We have launched a thorough investigation covering our entire system to determine the scope of the intrusion. This investigation is ongoing and is our top priority. As part of the remediation and security enhancement process we will be taking the game and forums down temporarily.

tbh and i know this sounds bad, when i found out it was made by russians (after i bought it but before installing) i had a bad feeling, but i decided to give it a go. thats the last time though.
JoTa Apr 4, 2013 @ 6:15am 
Originally posted by Some Random Newbie:
yeah this goes beyond "bought crappy game and wasted 15 bucks"

We are sorry to report that we have discovered that hackers gained access to our forum and game databases and the player data in those databases. We have launched a thorough investigation covering our entire system to determine the scope of the intrusion. This investigation is ongoing and is our top priority. As part of the remediation and security enhancement process we will be taking the game and forums down temporarily.

tbh and i know this sounds bad, when i found out it was made by russians (after i bought it but before installing) i had a bad feeling, but i decided to give it a go. thats the last time though.

It's like...it is not because it was made by russians, comon, that is a bit racist :S It is about being made by irresponsible lame ♥♥♥ money ungry ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s, that is why it is a ♥♥♥♥y game and that's why this is happening.....

the thing here is not about loosing the game account, damn I dont ♥♥♥♥♥♥ care anymore about my stuff in the game! It is about hackers having our information and e-mail! They can do whatever they want with our stuff! I know because I already witnessed some crazy stuff! It is as easy as to take a pen and brake it in half....

And even if they cant access some of our stuff they can just corrupt it and get it deleted or destroyed! Ffs it is not about loosing a damn boring ♥♥♥♥y game, it is about all the things you have online!
Hanging Bunny Apr 4, 2013 @ 9:12am 
Originally posted by JGCAPT:

It's like...it is not because it was made by russians, comon, that is a bit racist :S
Russian is not a race, it is a nationality. The majority of people living in the former Soviet Nations are primarily Caucasian (a race).
What newbie did was make a bigoted remark based on preconceptions of people who live in a nation... Xenophobic, maybe.

But I agree with the rest of your comment!
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