Updated: Rumor: The Lord of the Rings Online Database Server Compromised
Earlier today we received an unconfirmed tip that Turbine's database for The Lord of the Rings Online had been breached. The tip pointed us to tech site Tweaker, which claims that the database for Turbine's The Lord of the Rings Online had been compromised and was open to anonymous users. The forums for Turbine's Dungeons & Dragons Online, Asheron's Call and The Lord of the Rings Online have are currently down for maintenance. Whether or not this rumor has substance and or if it's just coincidence is unknown at the moment.
We contacted Turbine earlier today but the developer was unavailable for comment. Until we hear something official from Turbine, this remains a rumor. We'll update you when we have more.
Thanks to Kruis for the tip.
Update: Turbine has posted an update to The Lord of the Rings Online Facebook page explaining that they have identified a potential issue in the forum system and have taken them offline as a precaution.
We have identified a potential issue in the forum system. As a precautionary measure we have disabled our forums while we investigate. We will bring the forums back online when we complete our work. We thank you for your patience.