Rockstar responds to GTA PC hacking fears


Someone else leaked your passwords, we swear

So, if you have a lot of friends who play Grand Theft Auto V on PC, or spend a lot of time reading about the game on forums, you may have noticed that over the last few days a lot of people have been reporting their accounts being accessed by people other than their owners. Heists on a grand scale are being pulled off as large numbers of people are finding their Rockstar Social accounts completely overtaken by malicious evildoers.

Understandably, effected users have been flocking to the Rockstar forums requesting a comment about what’s happening. Today Rockstar responded and its reply boils down to “It wasn’t us.”

“We are aware that unauthorized attempts have been made to access Rockstar Games Social Club accounts using email and password combinations sourced from unaffiliated, compromised websites or databases elsewhere on the Internet. For the accounts affected, we are in the process of reverting those accounts back to their original owners. As a result, the ability to change email addresses for Social Club accounts has been temporarily disabled. As a reminder, it is a good policy to ensure that the Rockstar Games Social Club account username and password is not shared across multiple websites on the internet. For accounts affected with this issue, we are working to respond to customers to reinstate full user access within 24 hours of contacting Customer Support. Please continue to look to the Rockstar Support website for more information as it develops.”

So, while your Rockstar Social account details apparently have not leaked, you should probably change your passwords on all the important things places if you find your GTA credentials are no longer working. You know, just to be safe.