Crytek sites still offline after hack, login data may be compromised

Crysis developer Crytek took four of its websites down last week after detecting "suspicious activity" that may have compromised some users' data, and the sites remain down at this time while the studio works to restore service and shore up security, Crytek told Polygon.

In an email Crytek sent to users of its websites that the studio provided to Polygon, the company said it "recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some of Crytek's websites, and acted quickly to take those websites offline for security reasons." According to the email, here are the four websites in question:

The four sites "were all subject to a security breach that may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised," said a Crytek representative in a statement emailed to Polygon. According to the spokesperson, the studio decided to take the sites down and notify users on Friday, Aug. 2.

"Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of email addresses and passwords, it is possible that users with accounts at these websites have had personal data copied," the representative added. "On Friday afternoon we started to contact all affected users via email and informed them of the potential security breach."

Three other Crytek websites — the official Crysis site; the site for GFACE, the company's cloud-based social gaming platform; and the site for Warface — were unaffected.

No timetable is available for the websites' return; the spokesperson said, "Final details of when our sites will be back online will be communicated as soon as possible."

The representative added, "We're currently doing everything in our power to ensure our sites and, more importantly, our users, are not affected by such issues in future. Once again, we would like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone affected by this incident, and thank our users for the level of understanding they have shown."

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