A scary message greeted anyone who visited various Crytek-related web sites on late Friday:
"This site is currently offline. We recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some of Crytek's websites, and acted quickly to take those websites offline for security reasons. We thank you for your patience, and expect to have these sites fully operational soon." Apparently a number of sites related to the company had been breached by hackers. The company began contacting those affected on Friday, warning them to take precautions like changing their passwords to any sites they might have a membership on.
In a subsequent update to the story, a representative from Crytek told Eurogamer that it is "possible" that user account info may have been accessed during the security breach that took place over the weekend.
"Our Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net and MyCrysis.com sites were all subject to a security breach that may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised," a Crytek spokesperson told the publication. "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. On Friday afternoon we started to contact all affected users via email and informed them of the potential security breach."
The rep. went on to tell Eurogamer that anyone who has an account at any of the aforementioned sites should expect a prompt to change their passwords and that the company was sorry for the inconvenience the security breach had caused.