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Saturday, December 17th, 2005
4:39p - As Posted on the White Wolf Webpage
Dear White Wolf Users
White Wolf Was the Target of an Attack by Hackers

Like many other well-known companies of the last few years, White Wolf was the target of an attack by international hackers on Sunday December 11th. These hackers are attempting to extort money from us with the threat of posting user data to the internet. We have no intention of paying this money, and are in contact with the FBI in an attempt to bring these criminals to justice.

We are choosing to make this public so that our users and fans can take any precautions needed to protect themselves. We are recommending that if you have used your White Wolf user password as the password for any other services you use on the internet, that you change them immediately.

These hackers were able to exploit a flaw in our software and access user data, this data included usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. As far as we can ascertain, they were unable to access any credit card data (nor have they claimed they did). However, it is possible for the encrypted passwords they accessed to be decrypted given enough time.

We appreciate your patience and concern while we work through the details of this process.

In addition to this posting we will have mailed our userbase to inform them of this incident. For correspondence regarding this, please direct all queries to wwaccounts@white-wolf.com .

In order to secure the site, we have reset all users' passwords. To get your new password, please click on the "Forgotten your account password?" link on the Login page, enter the email address with which you use to log in to this site, and click Submit. Your new password will then be sent to that email, and you can use it to log on to the website once more. After that, you can reset your password to whatever you want. However, we recommend that you do not set your password to what it used to be.

We thank you for your patience in this matter, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely,
The White Wolf Web Team

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