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EA restores Battlefield Heroes after hack

Reckons credit card numbers are safe.

EA has restored service to free-to-play first-person shooter Battlefield Heroes after it was forced offline by retired hacker group LulzSec.

The Battlefield Heroes website is now up and running, allowing gamers to get their game on.

In a statement given to Eurogamer, EA confirmed screen names and encrypted passwords "associated with an early beta version" of the game have been compromised.

Over the weekend, LulzSec announced it has disbanded – but not without releasing the user names and passwords of over 750,000 accounts gathered from several gaming forums and the Battlefield Heroes beta.

As far as EA knows, however, no emails, account history, credit card numbers or payment methods were taken.

The statement in full:

"Service has been restored on Battlefield Heroes following a short hiatus related to a security breach.

"Our investigation is ongoing, however it appears screen names and encrypted passwords associated with an early beta version of Heroes have been compromised.

"To the best of our knowledge, it appears that no personal data was compromised – no emails, account history, credit card numbers or payment methods. Any further updates will be posted on this page. We apologize for any inconvenience."