Crytek took down four of its websites due to "suspicious activity" over the weekend. According to a statement from Crytek, the security breach "may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised."

"Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of email addresses and passwords, it is possible that users with accounts at these websites have had personal data copied," Crytek said. "On Friday afternoon we started to contact all affected users via email and informed them of the potential security breach."

The four sites in question, crytek.com, mycryengine.com, crydev.net and mycrysis.com are still offline. Crytek said that "final details of when our sites will be back online will be communicated as soon as possible." Additionally, "no payment information from users was stored at all" on the sites in question.
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On Friday (August 7th) we made the decision to take some Crytek websites offline after becoming aware of suspicions activity connected to them.

Our Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net and MyCrysis.com sites were all subject to a security breach that may have resulted in some users' login data being compromised.

Although it is uncertain whether the incident led to the copying and decryption of email addresses and passwords, it is possible that users with accounts at these websites have had personal data copied. On Friday afternoon we started to contact all affected users via email and informed them of the potential security breach.

Next time account holders visit crydev.net, mycryengine.com or mycrysis.com, they will be asked to change their passwords during log in. We would like to reiterate our suggestion to account holders that they change their password for other locations online if it is the same as their login data for the affected Crytek sites.

Final details of when our sites will be back online will be communicated as soon as possible. We're currently doing everything in our power to ensure our sites and, more importantly, our users, are not affected by such issues in future.

Once again, we would like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone affected by this incident, and thank our users for the level of understanding they have shown.


The message to our users contains the following:

Dear (user),

We recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some of Crytek's websites, and acted quickly to take those websites offline for security reasons.
The sites listed below are currently offline:
Crytek.com
Mycryengine.com
Crydev.net
MyCrysis.com

The following Crytek sites remain online and are not affected by these issues:
· GFACE.com

· Crysis.com

· Warface.com

If you have an account at crydev.net or mycrysis.com, you will be asked to change your password next time you log in. If you use your current password anywhere else online, we would also suggest that you reset it at those sites.
We will keep you updated with details of when the affected websites are fully operational again. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.
The Crytek Team

This article was originally published on Joystiq.