Square Enix Confirm Hack: Members Service Remains Down
Square Enix has confirmed the attack reported Tuesday. Image Credit: Square Enix

Following reports that its free members service had been hacked, games industry veteran Square Enix has confirmed the breach.

News of the attack was broken by industry site Develop Wednesday. The hack reportedly targeted servers containing the personal details of North American and Japanese Square Enix free members.

Develop went on to report Square Enix declared there is "no possibility" customers' credit card information was compromised in the new attack.

Following the initial reports, Square Enix released its further statement confirming the hack Thursday. Adding to the company's previous insistence that users' account and billing information had not been compromised, Square Enix representatives went on to suggest that "the individual" had not gained access to any of the users' personal information.

"As a result of our continuing investigation into the unauthorized intrusion reported yesterday, Square Enix has now determined that user login credentials were not accessed. Moreover, we have not found evidence that the individual was able to access any personal information at all," read the company's statement.

Besides confirming the hack, Square Enix representatives went on to report that the members service would remain down while the company and authorities investigated the incident.

"Because we have decided to conduct a broader internal investigation, it will take a few more days before we make the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS service available once again. We deeply regret the inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans, and appreciate your patience."

The latest cyber attack is the second to hit Square Enix this year. The Final Fantasy maker was originally targeted by hackers in May. Like the subsequent attacks on Nintendo, Epic and Codemasters the opening cyber assault targeted Square Enix's Web site.

In a statement released after the attack Square Enix confirmed that the hackers had successfully stolen as many as 25,000 customers' e-mail addresses, as well as 350 resumes of people applying for work at the company's Canadian office.