Square Enix has confirmed hackers gained access to a database on Wednesday, taking 25,000 email addresses along with 350 employee resumes.
“Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites,” the company said in a statement provided to VG247. “We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again.”
The company says the stolen email addresses were not linked to other personal information and no credit card information was accessed.
A splinter group from the collective hacker hive known as Anonymous is suspected in the attack. Sony has pointed an accusatory finger at Anonymous as well, but the group has denied involvement in that breach.
The PlayStation Network has been offline since April 20 after an attack resulted in the theft of personal information from 100 million accounts. The company says it is still unsure when the system will be up and running again.