Lord of the Rings Online's Forums Might Have Been Hacked

Turbine, developers of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online, have sent out an email this evening warning users that the studio's forum accounts may have been compromised.

The guts of the message read like this:

Turbine is concerned that a third-party recently may have attempted to access forum account information. There is no indication at this time that your account was modified or compromised. For your protection we suggest you change the password to a unique, hard to guess password not associated with any other sites or services. If you changed your password after October 11th, then you can disregard this message.

Here's hoping the "third party" didn't "modify or compromise" any forum accounts. And if they did? Here's hoping you didn't have the same password for both the forum and your actual game account.

[thanks Kevin!]


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