May 14th, 2011, 17:58 PM
Final Fantasy maker Square Enix hacked
Hackers have broken into two websites belonging to Japanese video games maker Square Enix.
The company confirmed that the e-mail addresses of up to 25,000 customers who had registered for product updates may have been stolen as a result.
Resumes of 350 people applying for jobs in its Canadian office could also have been copied from the web servers.
Square Enix, which makes the popular Final Fantasy, Deus Ex and Tomb Raider games, apologised for the breach.
In a statement, it said: "Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites.
"We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again."
It is understood that the websites affected were Eidosmontreal.com, run by Square Enix's subsidiary Eidos, and Deusex.com, a promotional site for the forthcoming game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Full story: BBC News