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WarZ Offline Yet Again!

The forums and game databases of online zombie survival shooter WarZ have been compromised by hackers OP Productions revealed today. Both systems have been taken offline, with the forums temporarily replaced by a security message.

OP says that payment transactions are handled through a third party, so credit fraud is unlikely. Email addresses used for forum registration, character names, IP addresses, and encrypted passwords have been confirmed as being compromised. 

"There is a possibility that simple passwords can be obtained using brute force even if they are encrypted," OP wrote. "Our research shows that many users are not using strong passwords."


Thus all players will be asked to change their passwords for WarZ's game and forum accounts--if you used the same password anywhere else online, you should change it across the board.

"This has been a humbling experience for us. While we all know that there is no guarantee [sic] of security on the internet, our goal is to try our very best to protect your data. We sincerely apologize."

The game had to overcome a major hiccup at launch where it was removed from the Steam Store due to violations in its description. 


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