Square Enix is urging Final Fantasy 14 players to be vigilant about their account security after revealing that it is currently under attack by hackers who are attempting to gain access to Square Enix accounts.
In a blog post, Square Enix revealed that it is “currently experiencing an attack by a third party that is attempting to gain access to the Square Enix Account Management System by using a combination of email address and passwords that appear to have been obtained from other online services of other companies.”
— FINAL FANTASY XIV News (@FFXIV_NEWS_EN) October 7, 2022
To protect from any unwanted account breaches, Square Enix suggests changing any passwords you might share with Square Enix with other accounts.
Square Enix is telling players to reset their passwords or to use One-Time Passwords which are temporary verifications that authenticate a user for a single login.
The company says that if it continues to experience hacking attacks, it may force a password reset for all Square Enix accounts in order to protect personal information and data.
No reason has been given for why Square Enix accounts are under attack, but there will likely be continuous updates on the situation as they develop.
Check back with IGN for any updates on the matter, and double-check the security of your passwords if you have a Square Enix account.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.