The developers of indie deceit-and-deduction game Town of Salem received an unwelcome surprise upon returning from their holiday vacations, when they were informed that the game’s database had been breached, resulting in many players’ usernames and passwords being potentially compromised. Upon discovering the breach, the devs soon identified and removed some files from the game’s webserver that “allowed the hacker to have a backdoor to the server,” and they’re in the process of performing a comprehensive investigation to ensure that player data will remain safe going forward.
In the meantime, however, the devs recommend that all players change their Town of Salem passwords immediately, and any players who used their Town of Salem passwords as passwords for other websites are advised to change those passwords as well. Thankfully, though, no other important data — like credit card numbers or other payment information, for instance — was stored on the breached server, so as long as players are diligent in changing the relevant passwords, they shouldn’t have anything else to worry about. Affected players should be receiving e-mails regarding the situation soon, and if there are any further updates between now and then, it seems that the devs will be keeping everyone apprised on the game’s official forums.
— Town Of Salem (@townofsalemgame) January 3, 2019