Some 24,000 user accounts - but luckily no user financial information - were compromised in mass login attempts to the Club Nintendo website.
Blizzard Entertainment has acknowledged that the notification email that has been hitting users' inboxes and has been purportedly sent by the company is, in fact, a phishing attempt.
Ubisoft has begun notifying account holders of a breach that resulted in their email addresses, usernames and (encrypted) passwords being compromised.
A number of World of Warcraft players have been unpleasantly surprised this last week to find that someone has apparently broken into their accounts and bought low-level items for comparatively huge sums, leaving them with almost no digital gold.
Computer and online gaming is big business for companies creating the games, but a considerable drain on the finances of gamers, so it should not come as a surprise that many of the latter decide against buying games and add-ons, choosing instead to download cracked games, keygens, patches and more from torrent or file-sharing sites.