Developer gives usual password advice
Developer 52 Games community manager Ken Smith has revealed that the Heroes Of Newerth website has been hacked, according to a post on the official forums.
Smith informed users, “At 2:30pm EST [December 16] we became aware that a Heroes of Newerth password security breach had occurred.”
Initially, he advised, “We encourage everyone to change any passwords that were shared with your Heroes of Newerth account. Do not change your Heroes of Newerth account password at this time.
“Discard any out-of-game sources of information at this time.”
However, since the original post, the site was taken down for maintenance. Once everything was addressed, Smith informed the community, “Maintenance and downtime have concluded. All passwords will expire shortly, so when prompted please create a new unique secure password to use.
“If you changed your password on Monday before 3pm EST (8pm GMT), you will need to change it again as a safeguard.”
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