This is your monthly reminder that no doors are strong enough, no lock too complex, and nothing will ever be truly safe, never ever. If you’ve ever typed in a password at the behest of Arma and DayZ developers Bohemia, then I’m afraid you’re going to want to stop using it.
“We have unfortunately discovered that an illegal attempt has been made to access certain of our online websites, leading to the download of a database containing usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords,” warn Bohemia. “Please note due to the encryption of the passwords it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information.
“We would like to reassure everyone that no other information such as credit card details is stored by us and thus was not at any risk from this illegal breach,” they add.
The developers are resetting literally everybody’s passwords as a precaution, which means you’ll need to come up with a new one before you can log into their forums or websites.
So: head to this page, enter your email address and username (good luck with that one), and push the ‘Get a new password’ button. After that, you’ll receive an automated email to take you through the rest of the process.
Yawn. Do the hackers know just how boring this is getting?