A Victim of Hacking
Now, Square Enix Europe Twitter hacked by some unknown troll. The hacker changed the account’s bio to “#cyberwolfgang”. The hacker posted some silly tweets such as “I am the greatest hacker alive… someone hire me LOL”. This tweet was the first one to appear in the account on January 6, at around 6AM Eastern Time. Soon after, the hacker followed them up with more tweets such as “if u don’t watch anime then what are u doing with ur life??”
The Just Cause Twitter account was also hacked. Just Cause is an action-adventure game and it is the first in its series. It was published by Square Enix Europe itself. The hacker was the same as the one who got into the main Square Enix Europe account as can be gleaned from the tweet “#cyberwolfgang everywhere!!” in the Just Cause account.
The hacker was able to tweet in the Square Enix Europe Twitter hacked account for 30 minutes. Thereafter, the account was locked according the the hacker’s tweet in the Just Cause account – “so @SQUARE_ENIX_EU got locked -_-”
Status After Hacking
The owner of the Just Cause account has deleted the unauthorized tweets immediately and they gained control over the account instantly. However, although Square Enix Europe briefly regained control over its Twitter account and was able to lock it down and delete plenty of the unauthorized tweets, the skilled hacker was still able to push them back. Then, the hacker took over the Twitter account again.
The Square Enix Europe Twitter hacked incident has already been controlled by the genuine account holder, which is the video games company itself. It has taken through Twitter its statement and apology after the incident:
Square Enix Europe has deleted all the hacker’s tweets after the incident. Just Cause has also done the same.
Square Enix Europe has 151,000 followers as of the moment and Just Cause has around 45,800 followers.