Looks like the recent news of a Star Trek Online database hack might be spilling into other sites, with an email this morning from Atari saying they’ve reset passwords on two of their sites as a precaution, although they stress it’s related to the Cryptic hack as opposed to one on Atari.
“Atari recently learned of a potential security violation in connection with the unauthorized access to Cryptic Studios’ user databases that occurred in December 2010,” says the press release.
“At that time, Atari owned Cryptic and the intrusion may have affected users on Atari’s databases as well and, therefore, we are taking proactive measures to correct the issue. This includes notifying certain users who are registered on Atari.com and TDU2.com (Test Drive Unlimited 2).”
“As a precaution, on Atari.com and TDU2.com, we have reset all accounts for users which we believe were affected.”
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Suffice to say that at this point if you have the same password for more than one site or service you put yourself at unnecessary risk – don’t do it – use unique passwords for everything.