The developer warned of “an issue with the security of our LOTRO community web applications,” however they did mention that it “appears to be limited in scope.”
The full statement reads:
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 https://myaccount.turbine.com. 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.
EGM’s TAKE: This doesn’t appear to be a major intrusion and a simple password change should keep the majority of users safe.
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Source: LOTRO Forum