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  1. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security. Please visit this https://www.ea.com/us/profile/reset...QYRiO_WNBFvAzrrDSeqgsfJgaOjMYg..&locale=en_US to reset your password immediately.

    If your link has expired, click here to generate a new email.

    We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007.

    If you have questions, please visit our FAQ at http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5367/ or contact Customer Support at the phone number above.

    Aaryn Flynn
    Studio GM, BioWare Edmonton
    VP, Electronic Arts
     
  2. Kreij

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    I got an e-mail about this earlier today.
     
  3. WhiteNoise

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    Me too.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I should raid thier office. It's about 15 minutes away.

    "GIVE ME BACK MY DATAS!!!"

    :roll:
     
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    Let us know how that goes.
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Ha! As if. I have far better things to do with my time.

    LuLz.

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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Surem, but they just sent out emails yesterday/today.
     
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  9. Robert-The-Rambler

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    Changed my password

    Call me Fn crazy but how do we know there was a breach???? I see this as a fancy way to advertise for Origin. When you jump through the hoops, as everyone will with an EA account, and have to, you will be exposed to the advertisements for Origin. Call me crazy but this stinks like something I just stepped in and don't like the smell of. I wasn't born yesterday. :nutkick:
     
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    ironic as when i followed the link it just placed me back with ea-online/origin.

    doesn't matter to me, everythign in that account and be seen in my public profile on tpu.
     
  11. Arctucas

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    As I never follow links in these types of emails, I simply went to the Bioware login page and did it from there.

    No EA spam to deal with...
     
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