you will have noticed that our forums have been secured in a way that made them inaccessible for you since Friday night. We'd like to apologise for this inconvenience, especially since the forums are our number one method of conveying information to you. However, this was necessary to maintain a high level of security and caution.
There has been a security issue which needed to be addressed in a quick and reasonable manner which made it necessary to fully restrict access to the involved systems for the time being. Without going into too much detail: there was a - limited - entry point which was used to gather information from 2 of our forums (OGame US and OGame Origin). This entry point has been sealed immediately. It was limited exclusively to the forums mentioned before; all other forums were not affected, however, as an added layer of security we kept all other forums unavailable as well while precise and detailled checks were performed to ensure this entry point is sealed and not existant in any other forum.
Unfortunately some data got out through this entry point. This affects users of OGame US and OGame Origin only. The data that was accessible contains users' mail address as well as their nicknames and also some sections of the forums that were not supposed to be openly accessible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.