In a recent statement to members of its community, Sony Online Entertainment has encouraged users to change account details and secure them as soon as possible. The reason for this is a breach in their Planetside 2 European servers and player information has been taken by an undisclosed individual or organisation. The actual message sent out is as follows:
“We have ascertained that there was recently unauthorized third-party access to one of our systems. The possibility that your data (Email address and password) has been accessed by an unauthorized third party cannot be excluded,
We were able to detect the problem promptly and took all necessary action to rectify the issue. Your account data is encrypted with us for your security. Nevertheless, we have decided to take preventative measures in order to ensure the highest degree of security.”
“The security of your data is of paramount importance to us and we are continually working to ensure that our systems always comply with the most up-to-date security standards,” SoE promised.