Thanks to GameSpot for their article indicating a major hacking incident on the PC MMORPG Ragnarok Online
. According to the piece, developers Gravity initially "..reacted by rolling back the game's data a day, as a number of users had created items with game-master privileges"
, but then the problem worsened and revealed an apparent server-side hack, as opposed to the client-side hacking of Shadowbane
, as "...a full list of user IDs and passwords was leaked to the general public... allowing anybody to gain access to any user account."
There's also a very informative post
on the GameFAQs messageboards detailing the spread of the 'user.txt' file around messageboards and P2P networks. The official Ragnarok site
currently only has a form for players to reconfirm their identities via email, and has offered no official statement.