Game Company Square Enix Hit by Cyber Attack


A server for a Square Enix fan site containing information on 1.8 million customers was recently hacked.

"The company said it noticed that unknown parties had accessed the server for its free 'Square Enix Members' site on Tuesday afternoon, and decided to shut down the service the same day," writes PCWorld's Jay Alabaster.

"Users register on the server with their email addresses and sometimes their names, addresses and phone numbers, but the server holds no credit card information, a spokesman said," Alabaster writes. "The affected server holds data on a million users from Japan and 800,000 from the U.S., he said."

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