to access exclusive content, comment on articles, win prizes and post on our forums. Not a member yet? Join now!

Lord of the Rings Online players warned of forum hack

Forums taken offline as developer Turbine investigates

Lord of Rings Online players have been warned of a possible breach of security within the game's official forums.


Developer Turbine issued a statement yesterday to inform players of "an issue with the security of our LOTRO community web applications".

While it says the breach "appears to be limited in scope", it has taken down the forums while it investigates.

Here's the full statement from Turbine:

Recently, we were made aware of an issue with the security of our LOTRO community web applications. We take all potential issues seriously and we took the forums offline while we investigated and resolved the issue. The forums are now open for normal use.

Please note that we will continue to perform maintenance on our community websites over the coming days and some features may be unavailable from time to time. Game services are not impacted and will continue to operate on a normal schedule.

Even though this issue appears to be limited in scope, if we believe that your account has been impacted we will contact you directly. As an additional precaution we recommend that all players change their passwords by visiting Please remember to use unique, hard-to guess passwords that are not associated with other online services or sites, and always look for and report unusual activity in your account to Turbine customer support.

Thank you for your patience.

[ SOURCE: Official Site ]