Thursday, June 3, 2010

Really Now?

After dealing with getting banned on Facebook, getting my WoW account hacked, and ALMOST getting my FFXI account hacked (I was online at the time when they tried to log in, so I was able to immediately change my password), I happened to get this in an email...

Dear valued FINAL FANTASY XI player:

Square Enix is committed to protecting your user information.  We have just been alerted to a potential breach of Square Enix’s secure systems from an external source.  This may have resulted in the disclosure of a limited number of PlayOnline IDs, passwords and user account data.  Please be assured that your credit card data has not been compromised.  We are taking this matter very seriously and are conducting a full investigation.

As a precaution we are notifying you of this potential breach and we are resetting your PlayOnline password. 

Please contact our Support Center by web chat and obtain a new password that differs from your prior password.  Please keep this new password safe and always be on the alert for any “phishing” emails that ask you to disclose personal or financial information.

Support Center

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri  9:00AM to 6:00PM 
*This week only, the Support Center will handle calls for this issue on Saturday June 5, and Sunday June 6. 
*Please note that due to a large number of calls, it may take a long time until your call is handled. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

This e-mail has been sent out for your information only. Please do not reply to this e-mail address.

Again, we apologize for this inconvenience and we thank you for your continued support.

Just what I need, another problem.
I sure hope that nothing on my account was stolen...
Otherwise, I'm going to be one VERY unhappy customer.

What is it with hackers anyway?
Get off your fat behinds and get a JOB.
A job would make more cash than stealing in-game currency does.

Oh well.
I'll keep my fingers crossed...


  1. I signed up to Playonline just last week, and I have already been hacked. I hadn't even bought any content ID s for Final Fantasy XI yet >.<

    Hoping my card details were all ok.

  2. What happened with the facebook? Also, you could try and keep away from things that have EVER been involved with phishing or any of that crap.
    Then again, what do I know, I don't get hacked.

  3. Don't worry, card details weren't stolen, just Playonline IDs and passwords. Square-Enix said they're sending people's new passwords by the email you signed up with sometime this week. :D

    With Facebook, I posted something and got banned by a biased admin. XD