Warframe, by development team Digital Extremes, has continued to be a massively popular free-to-play third-person shooter video game. Released back in 2013, gamers have been logging in to play the video game title on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. However, it has just come to light that the title was hacked and nearly 800,000 gamer emails were stolen.
The hack was not recent as it turned out it happened back in November of 2014, though this compromise has just been identified and confirmed. After first being revealed to Motherboard by Tory Hunt, a security researcher, and creator of the website Have I been Pwned? the compromise could have left a total of 775,749 accounts to have been stolen.
However, a statement by Digital Extremes was given to Motherboard revealing that only emails may have been copied, nothing else.
“The stolen data DID NOT include any account passwords, variations of passwords, hashed passwords, game account data or personal player information such as full names, addresses or other billing and payment information.
We take account and game security very seriously and are constantly working to improve and plug any exploits we find. As part of our continued efforts to improve the security of Warframe, over the last year and a half we have added two-factor authentication (2FA) and also replaced Drupal with a custom website system that no longer stores any account information to avoid exposing ourselves to these sorts of attacks.”
So it seems that while this hack did take place in 2014 and only just now came to light, there was nothing taken that could ruin your accounts or personal player information.