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.
Players of The War Z, a first-person zombie survival game, have been notified of a breach of the developer's (Hammerpoint Interactive) forum and game databases and the theft of user data contained in them.