Update: GAME denies hacking.
The initial reports suggest that usernames, email addresses and password info have been exposed after hackers made use of a shell injection technique. It’s not clear whether credit card details have been exposed.
Game trade press magazine MCV has reached to to GAME for a comment. We recommend watching their for an update as GAME is far more likely to respond to them rather than to Geek Native.
In the meantime; change your GAME password. Hopefully you’re a savvy geek and used a unique password just for that account.
The news follows GAME securing an exclusive preorder bonus for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Preorders of the unexpected sequel to Square Enix’s game bring the bonus of a Steel book game case, three art cards, episode 1 novella and DLC of new costumes for the characters.
Update: GAME deny hacking
As predicted, GAME took MCV’s outreach to heart and responded. The news looks good. GAME have denied they’ve been hacked at all. They’re calling the Softpedia report out as just being wrong.
Anna-Marie Mason told the site;
“At GAME we guard our customers’ details very carefully,”
“We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security.
“We would like to assure all our customers that their details are well protected, and advise anyone who has any questions to contact our customer services team via the website, our Facebook page or Twitter account.”