PlaySpan Hacked!

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PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby 2cool4me4 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:47 am

I got this email from Playspan recently... it seems that when you open the "Ultimate Game Card, Cash, Cheque, Interac, Cellphone, BPay, Boleto Bancario, Western Union, Bank Transfer, and 70+ others" link on the Subscribe page, you automatically open an account with your name. The email is as follows...

Dear [BWOP]

As you are a former PlaySpan Marketplace user, we want to inform you of a recent incident that may affect you.

What happened?

Last week, the PlaySpan team detected that an outside intruder had illegally accessed servers containing PlaySpan Marketplace customer information. We immediately shut down the intruder’s access to the PlaySpan network and took steps to protect your PlaySpan account. We then commenced a comprehensive forensic analysis and are working with law enforcement to investigate the crime.

Our investigation has revealed that the information involved was limited to user IDs, email addresses and encrypted passwords. The affected servers did not contain payment account (credit card, debit card or prepaid card) information, and therefore no such data was compromised.

What does this mean for you?

As our records indicate that you have not used PlaySpan Marketplace for more than a year, we have automatically closed your account as a precaution. For current users, we have locked all accounts and closed the PlaySpan Marketplace site for good, a business decision that we have recently been evaluating. As a result, the stolen information can no longer be used for any purpose on PlaySpan.

As a reminder, best on-line practices suggest it is always safest to make sure you are using different passwords for your different online activities, so that any single intrusion does not affect multiple accounts. Therefore, if you happen to use your PlaySpan Marketplace log-in information at other websites, including your e-mail provider, we encourage you to reset those passwords.

If you are also a PlaySpan Ultimate Pay user, we have already implemented an automatic reset of all user passwords. You will be prompted to reset your password the next time you log into your Ultimate Pay account.

Your security is important to us.

Security is a top priority for us, and we are redoubling our efforts to strengthen PlaySpan’s overall system security. We believe PlaySpan runs a safe and secure network, but criminals will keep getting better at what they do. We will be doing everything we can to ensure we stay a step ahead of them and keep the PlaySpan system safe.

I sincerely apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may cause you. Even though it has become an unwelcome fact in business today, no one likes to have to share that their network has been illegally attacked by outsiders. But we know PlaySpan’s business depends on your trust, and that means our security must always be first rate. You can be assured PlaySpan is doing everything in its power to make sure your information remains safe.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact PlaySpan at support@playspan.com.

Sincerely,

Karl Mehta
CEO
PlaySpan, Inc.

The e-mails to others were different, but this is the one that I received. If you used your Playspan password for anything else, then it is recommended that you change it.
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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Mike » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:57 am

They got bought out by VISA a few months back, have required a bunch of paperwork, have some weird payment regime, and now this happens.

Really starting to think it was a mistake in implementing them.

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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby 2cool4me4 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:15 pm

Has anyone subscribed with them yet?
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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Mike » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:05 am

Yea, a lot have.

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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby 2cool4me4 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Ugh... Maybe an email announcement is in order?
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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Mike » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:12 pm

I don't really think it's on my end to do it - I also don't think they have passwords that are used by 001. It's only if you have an actual PlaySpan account.

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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Adam » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:37 pm

What is PlaySpan?
Somewhere out there, is a planet with no war, no hunger, no poverty, no killing, and no evil.
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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Deedasmi » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:42 pm

It handles a bunch of other payment methods. It's a paypal like thing to my understanding, a payment processor.

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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Aleff Correa » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:50 pm

I payed my subscription with them a while back... shame that it looks like they're done for good here.

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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby 2cool4me4 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:56 am

Aah, we use UltimatePay. PlaySpan Marketplace, where you could BUY games without going to their respective website, was what was closed.
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Re: PlaySpan Hacked!

Postby Mike » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:47 am

They're related, but yeah.


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