Villagers & Heroes has been hacked – time to change your passwords


Bad news coming out of the adorable indie crossplatform MMORPG Villagers & Heroes as of last night: The game’s been well and truly hacked.

“At approximately 2:45 pm PST on Thursday, February 14th, a hacker gained access to our servers,” Mad Otter Games wrote on the forums yesterday evening. “We need to notify you that it is possible this hacker got the email names that you use to log into Villagers & Heroes. Your game passwords are encrypted, therefore the hacker cannot access your game accounts.”

The good news is that you’re not going to lose anything from the hack, as everything’s backed up, and since the company doesn’t store things like names, addresses, and credit cards on the servers that were hacked, you’re not at real risk there either. The devs do recommend changing your passwords, especially if you use those passwords for other games.

“We can tell you that all of your accounts and characters are completely backed up, and will be restored. We are working to completely secure the servers so this does not happen again. We estimate this process will take 2-4 days. We apologize for this extreme downtime, and will be working tirelessly to restore everything and get the game up and running again.”

Given the downtime, the devs promise they’ll be doling out thorough compensation.

Source: Official site. With thanks to Matt.
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