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BigPond Games site security incident
Telstra has reset the passwords of some of its GameArena
and Games Shop service members, after the sites, operated
by a third party company, were victims of a hacking attack.
Information that might have been obtained was limited to
GameArena or Games Shop usernames, the email address used
to join the site and the encrypted GameArena and Games
Shop passwords of up to 35,000 members, however as a
precaution Telstra has reset passwords for up to 230,000
GameArena and Games Shop members who access the site using
a non-BigPond email address (e.g. Hotmail or Gmail).
No financial or credit card details were kept on the sites.
We are now contacting affected members, providing them with
their new password.
In the meantime, advice to GameArena and Games Shop affected
members has been posted on the homepage of those sites,
informing them of the password reset. While the
passwords were encrypted, as a precaution Telstra
encourages games service account holders to change their
password at any other sites where it may have been used.
To clarify, Telstra BigPond Broadband account password
details have not been affected.
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