Square Enix, the publisher behind games like Chrono Trigger and the Final Fantasy series has confirmed that they have been the victims of a hack — one that resulted in over 25,000 e-mail addresses and 350 resumes being compromised.
“Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites,” said a Square Enix representative. Reportedly the hack was focused on sites for fan favorite series Dues Ex.
“We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again. We take the security of our websites extremely seriously and employ strict measures, which we test regularly, to guard against this sort of incident.”
The infamous Hacker group known as Anonymous has been linked to the attack.