Posted Fri, Apr 19, 2013 by Martuk
You know the routine by now. Wargaming has announced that they have discovered a “security incident” during part of their normal security practices this week that may have led to the some World of Tanks user information such as emails and password hashes being compromised. Luckily, it doesn't appear as though any financial information was compromised.
Wargaming is investigating the issue and is urging players to change their passwords. Any player that updates their account passwords will be credited with a one-time 300 gold in-game currency.
You can read Wargaming's full message below.
As a part of our usual security practices we recently became aware that some personal information may have been compromised due to a security incident. We immediately launched an investigation into the incident and can assure you that no financial information was accessed. However, we believe that some password hashes and email addresses may have been affected by the compromise.
The security of your account is very important to us at Wargaming. As a precaution, we are launching a global campaign to increase the security of your account. To start, sign into your account on the World of Tanks portal to access the security tools. Please reset your Wargaming ID account password using the Account Management page.
If you have been using your old Wargaming ID password on other sites, we strongly recommend that you change those passwords too.
We appreciate your immediate attention in resetting your password and apologize for the inconvenience.