Square Enix’s Twitter Gets Hacked, Recovers Follower Count

Square Enix’s Twitter Gets Hacked, Recovers Follower Count

If you follow Square Enix Europe on Twitter, you may have noticed some uncharacteristically sour posts from the company over the weekend. The publisher’s social media account was compromised by a hacker group.

Below are some screenshots of the types of posts pushed to the company’s Twitter account (images courtesy of Kotaku):

The group also hacked the official Just Cause account – a game which is published by Square Enix.

It’s unclear how this group got control of the account – whether they gained the details through social engineering, or other means. As Eurogamer reports, the account’s follower count sank from 151k down to 50k. The hacker group unfollowed and blocked fans en masse in the thirty-minute window they had access to it, but it appears that those changes have been reversed.

Square Enix haven’t commented on the issue, past this apologetic post.

If you followed Square Enix Europe, it’s worth checking to see if you still are in the wake of this attack.


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Comments Comments (4)

Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 9:16 AM
Looks like they could do with a Remedy for their security...

*shows self out*
Posted by Gadgetgamers
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 11:08 AM
More anti hacker scripting needed by the looks of it.
Posted by ericaf95
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 12:11 PM
The tweets made by the hacker are just... So embarrassing.
Posted by Xaphriel
On Monday 9 Jan 2017 1:51 PM
That recent tweet of an excited duck though. That... that was legit.