The server hosting the DotEmDots Discord Server has been compromised, according to a message from the game’s developer.
The team behind the game, DotEmDs Discord, said on Twitter that it had lost all of its accounts and “all accounts associated with this Discord server are now compromised.”
“Our users have been alerted of this,” the developer wrote in a message on Tuesday.
“We have taken the necessary action to secure all of our accounts, and are in the process of re-establishing all of the servers that have been compromised.”
DotemDots has more than 2 million registered users on the server, according a screenshot shared on Twitter.
DotDots creator Jesse Cox tweeted that the server had been compromised because of “a malicious group or individuals that have breached our infrastructure.”
He also noted that “this isn’t an isolated incident, and it appears that some malicious actors are actively attempting to take over our server.”
He said the hackers had gained access to “multiple servers” that hosted “many of our game data.”
“We’re investigating all of this to ensure that we’re not behind some serious breach, and we’re working closely with law enforcement and the company responsible for the servers to ensure they’re secured and recover from this,” Cox said in a tweet.
The game developer said that his company had contacted DotEmGames to ask for help.
“It’s not our fault,” Cox wrote on Twitter, adding that the team was “monitoring the situation closely.”
The message was posted in response to a question from TechRadars’ Rob Pardo about how the hackers gained access.
“I guess we have no idea why they were able to do this,” Pardo said.
The hacker group “attempted to use a combination of phishing emails and social engineering to get our contact information,” Pardos said.
The hacker group said it “is targeting people who have been following us on Twitter,” he said.
“The message that was posted was actually sent by the group to other people,” Pardson said.
“There was no actual intent to do anything malicious, or in any way malicious.
It was sent to let other people know that they could get in contact with me.”
The hacker who sent the message to Pardo was the same person who hacked his Twitter account.