You’re Not a Hero


You’re not doing this for us. You’re not doing this for anyone other than yourselves – stroking your own little egos because, quite frankly, you’re not much of anything otherwise.

Don’t delude yourselves.

That or your some crazy gold farmer data-mining for ‘gamer’ addresses, usernames and passwords.

As in this is either really notification that the account info was hacked – though it’s too general – or it could be a phishing attempt.

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 accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other
information (if any) that you may have associated with this forum account. In an abundance of caution, we have disabled your legacy Account. To create a new account please visit social.bioware.com.

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 Neverwinter Nights 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 [redacted] or contact Customer Support at the phone number above.

Aaryn Flynn
Studio GM, BioWare Edmonton
VP, Electronic Arts

That said, if people have an account with the old NWN which uses an active email address (as in  you still use that address for other games) you may want to get a new email address and redirect games to that one. Also if you were dumb enough to use the same password on your email account that you use for game (and OMG would you be dumb), I suggest you change that too… before they do.

Can we ban countries from accessing the interwebs? I mean the ones that are lax with security and legal policies around use of internet services?

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