If you follow Square Enix Europe on Twitter, you may have noticed some uncharacteristically sour posts from the company over the weekend. The publisher’s social media account was compromised by a hacker group.
Below are some screenshots of the types of posts pushed to the company’s Twitter account (images courtesy of Kotaku):
The group also hacked the official Just Cause account – a game which is published by Square Enix.
It’s unclear how this group got control of the account – whether they gained the details through social engineering, or other means. As Eurogamer reports, the account’s follower count sank from 151k down to 50k. The hacker group unfollowed and blocked fans en masse in the thirty-minute window they had access to it, but it appears that those changes have been reversed.
Square Enix haven’t commented on the issue, past this apologetic post.
Sorry about that folks, that shouldn’t have happened. Thanks for your support and understanding over the past few hours!— SQUARE ENIX EUROPE (@SQUARE_ENIX_EU) January 6, 2017
If you followed Square Enix Europe, it’s worth checking to see if you still are in the wake of this attack.