If you’re a user of the Albion Online forums in any capacity, then you’re going to want to take heed of an alert shared in a thread posted this Saturday. Part of the forum’s database has been breached, with the intruder gaining access to user emails and encrypted password information. No payment information was accessed, but those with particularly weak passwords could see the encryption broken by the malicious actor.
According to Sandbox Interactive, the vulnerability that was used to crack the database has already been closed, and additional checks are being run to ensure the integrity of the game’s systems. In addition, the devs will be executing a full security review of all of the backend systems to ensure everything is safe.
In the meantime, users are being strongly urged to change their passwords. And just as an extra precaution, if your password for the forums happens to share any similarities with other databases, you’ll likely want to change all of those passwords as well.