World of Tanks security breached, some passwords and emails exposed

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor April 19, 2013
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As reported on by Eurogamer, World of Tanks has suffered an "incident". While exact details are sparse, Wargaming has confirmed that some personal information including passwords and email addresses were compromised however no financial details were obtained.

In an announcement on the official World of Tanks website, Wargaming stated: "As a part of our usual security practices we recently became aware that some personal information may have been compromised due to a security incident. We immediately launched an investigation into the incident and can assure you that no financial information was accessed. However, we believe that some password hashes and email addresses may have been affected by the compromise."

Wargaming is urging all players to reset their Wargaming ID account password as soon as possible. To encourage users to do so the company has initiated a "Change Your Password Event" whereby players who update their account password are rewarded with 300 gold.

You can find the full event details by visiting the official site here.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (12)

Master Yoda 8 years ago
300 gold = 120.000 , well that was a bit

RenTheRose 8 years ago
well atleast their paying for their misstakes not many companys do that

Aky 8 years ago
No wonder... their security team is made out of potato army... they hardly know what they're doing.

Furkan 8 years ago
GOOD VÄ°CTORY 300 GOLD :)

james 8 years ago
MOUNTED !

Joke 8 years ago
You know this is the 2nd time they had a Security Break

EUROPE 8 years ago
in EU, too?

removalmitt 8 years ago
can't remember when I last played, over 6mths ago maybe

300 gold???? that seems a fair bit, they've messed up really bad then

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70calories 8 years ago
oh crap better change my password then...

Gamer X (mountend ) 8 years ago
Nice but I dont play it

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