As you may be aware, there have been several incidents of "hacktivist" groups targeting the websites of various games industry companies over the past couple of weeks, and I just wanted to give you all a heads up as to what you can do to protect yourselves.
Firstly, here at the Ninja Theory Forums we only store limited personal information on our members - mostly the stuff you provide for us when you sign up - your username, email address and a date-of-birth - and we ask you to provide a password - which we store in an encrypted format.
If you use the same username/password combination at many websites this obviously could become an issue if one of those websites is compromised - especially if you also use that password for an email account, or somewhere that stores your financial information (bank account details, credit card numbers and the like).
To keep yourself as safe as possible, we'd recommend that all our users read and act upon the following guidelines.
1) Don't use the same password for multiple websites - and chose a STRONG password - this is a password that isn't easily guessable, or susceptible to a brute-force attack. Real words are bad, strings with numbers and punctuation are good. If you're stuck for a password there are numerous online password generators, and tools to help you keep track of passwords.
2) ALWAYS run Anti Virus protection on your computer. Even reputable websites can occasionally be compromised to deliver nasties while you surf.
3) Keep your machine and it's software up to date! Install OS updates as often as you can, and keep your internet browser patched!
I've created a discussion thread here for any questions you may have.