LUXEMBOURG — Manwin, parent company of Digital Playground, has issued a statement regarding the alleged security breach of the production company's flagship website, DigitalPlayground.com.
"Due to an alleged security breach, Manwin elected to temporarily shut down Digital Playground, and related websites, on March 5, 2012," the statement read. "Manwin officially took over Digital Playground and related assets on March 1, 2012, and according to the allegations, the potential breach may have occurred prior to that date.
"The safeguard and non-disclosure of private and confidential information is always a priority at our company, and management is supervising all aspects of this situation. In addition, our customer service department has been in contact with Digital Playground members to inform them of the next steps.
"Customers will not be billed while the site is inactive, and have been offered free access to a Manwin-owned property of their choice during this time period."
Digital Playground.com earlier this week allegedly was hacked, exposing several thousand email addresses, usernames and passwords of its members. A group of hackers called Th3Consortium claimed responsibility for the security breach in a message posted on an Internet message board.