Rooster Teeth Productions, who are famous for their awesome Red vs Blue machinima videos, have just issued a warning to all of their members to change their current passwords due to an illegal security breach on their database. There are currently 1,552,586 registered users.
Members will have received an email explaining why this has been made necessary, and there is also a journal message from Barbara with the same information as well as other advice in the comments. Users are being made aware that no PayPal information was stored on the affected database, which will put some minds at rest regarding purchases made via the RvB store. The breach was limited to email addresses and encrypted passwords from a number of accounts, and according to Adam who is a member of the cast & crew, they will be updating the site code to use hashed passwords in the very near future.
The other domains run by RoosterTeeth.com such as AchievementHun
To change your password, please head to your account settings area and choose a decent (upper & lower case with numbers preferably) new password. RT haven’t given any precise information as to how the attacker managed to access the database, but should this be made available I will update. It’s also great to see that the staff at RT are addressing this quickly as well as answering members questions regarding the breach.
To the Rooster Teeth Community,
We recently experienced unauthorized access to our website, in which information had been illegally accessed from our database- this was limited to email addresses and encrypted passwords from a number of accounts. As a safety precaution, we’d like to advise that you change your password on RoosterTeeth.c
om. Note that our other domains, AchievementHun ter.c om, RTXEvent.com, and RedvsBlue.com are all linked to the same database, and changing your password on one domain will be sufficient.
Rest assured that no other information has been compromised.
We thank you for being part of our community, and for calling this place home with us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Your security and the integrity of RoosterTeeth.c
om remains our top priority, and we are doubling our efforts to ensure we do not experience any issues like this moving forward.
The Rooster Teeth Team