Here we go again.
Square Enix put out a press release this afternoon stating that it had “reason to believe that unknown parties may have gained unauthorized access” to a server related to its Square Enix Members service offered in North America and Japan. In response, the company temporarily suspended operation of the free service as of last night.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the temporary suspension of the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service,” reads the press release. “We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support at this time.”
The company says that while some personal information may have been accessed, credit card information is not stored on the server in question so members can breathe a little easier.
Square Enix estimates that the suspension will continue for a few days while it investigates the incident. Updates will be posted on the Square Enix Members page.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen