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Square Enix Confirms Eidos, Deus Ex Websites Hacked

Someone needs to stop these people.

A few days ago, hackers evidently broke into the Eidos and Deus Ex: Human Revolution websites and placed an "Owned by Chippy1337" banner in the space. And in some IRC chat logs obtained by Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs, the hackers responsible claimed to have lifted the personal information of "at least 80,000 users." Hence, if you've registered with either of the sites in question, you might want to change your password.

Furthermore, Square Enix has become aware of the problem and issued the following statement:

"Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website as well as two of our product sites. We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites, before allowing the sites to go live again. Eidosmontreal.com does not hold any credit card information or code data, however there are resumes which are submitted to the website by people interested in jobs at the studio. Regrettably up to 350 of these resumes may have been accessed, and we are in the process of writing to each of the individuals who may have been affected to offer our sincere apologies for this situation.

In addition, we have also discovered that up to 25,000 email addresses were obtained as a result of this breach. These email addresses are not linked to any additional personal information. They were site registration email addresses provided to us for users to receive product information updates. No dissemination or misappropriation of any other personal information has been identified at this point. We take the security of our websites extremely seriously and employ strict measures, which we test regularly, to guard against this sort of incident."

Grand.

Tags: square enix, eidos, hackers, deus ex

5/13/2011 12:06:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (95 posts)

robinhood2010
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:23:51 PM
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I am seriously getting fed up of this.

Hackers who think it is their right to commit these acts is suffering from serious delusions of grandeur, and need to be apprehended.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:52:38 PM

Sorry about this but WHAT THE FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCK IS WRONG WITH THIS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mog
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:18:16 PM

I think its time you learn that there are skrewed up people in this world........ Skrewed beyond repair and of course, for no apparent reason.

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Claire C
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:23:53 PM
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Stunned...

Who's next? o.O

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:17:40 PM

My bet is good 'ole Microsoft eventually.

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Claire C
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:22:55 PM

Enough people hate them, why not? LMAO =D

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Dead_Starr
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 3:46:46 PM

I really wouldn't want to wish that on a company. Neither should you.

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:20:08 PM

Who said I "wished" it on any entity? I didn't It's just my speculation that hacking of major computer systems is the norm.

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Claire C
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:01:45 PM

Yah, who's wishing?

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CaptRon
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:27:01 PM
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Well good, now maybe people will open their eyes and try stopping these punks. You would think that all the digital stuff we do now would be better protected. Well hope everybody is learning their lessons.

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Zorigo
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 9:00:55 AM

As harsh as your point sounds, its kinda true. people only seem to learn from mistakes, instead of being premptive...

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HigherSenses
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:36:22 PM
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Thats the only bad thing about moving into the technological era, It spawns many social parasites, these would be the same kind of people who make a profession out of conning people.

Many of these parasites often claim they are out there doing these kind of acts for a good reason, but in the end the true colors show and probably 99% of the time its all because of some butthurt enflated ego.

Just my 2 cents, sorry for the rant.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:37:19 PM

It isn't the "only" bad thing. It really, really isn't.

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coverton341
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:43:47 PM

Agreed Ben, there are a number of other bad things that are given rise to by entering into a completely technological age.

That being said I am very much a proponent of technological advances and still am awaiting the singularity.

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Claire C
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:55:32 PM

Yah. Imagine when everything becomes all digital in like 10 years, where game collections amount to what's saved on your HD. That's gonna suck. More hackings too I'm sure. :(

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Highlander
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:08:27 PM

Clair - in my mind, that's the perfect illustration of why we should retain the physical discs rather than going entirely digital.

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Claire C
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:20:22 PM

Keeping all your games on a HD is like keeping all your eggs in one basket; what happens if years later your HD fails and the network you downloaded your games from no longer exists?

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:21:12 PM

Blue Ray and physical media FTW!

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I_defenestrate
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:51:38 PM

Two words. Robot (or AI) uprising. I guess that could technically be 5 words..

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tayizfire
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:38:10 PM
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lmaooo wow ...like really whats wrong with these retarded ass hackers ...what are they trying to hack the world ...what they couldn't run "homebrew" in deux ex forums and got mad lmaoooo these dudes are pathetic

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coverton341
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:45:32 PM

HACK THE PLANET!!!

Gotta love the film Hackers for the simple fact that it probably did more harm than anything by glorifying the "hacker subculture" that it portrayed.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:38:58 PM
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My roomate had his gmail account hacked likely because his WoW acct, and some other gamer account (for Starcraft maybe), were hacked recently. It's a terrible terrible threat that maybe people will start taking more seriously. I know enforcement doesn't just roll over for these people, but the more this happens the more people should realize these are terrorists out to get information. It's not anybody's fault but the hackers.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:41:05 PM

Warcraft's easy, just get an authenticator, and always...always....always delete any email that 'says' it's from Blizzard. The only time they'll send you anything is if your account is 3 days from running out of time. Your credit card bounces, or if you've gotten suspended/banned.

Ergo, the only thing you should really care about is the suspension/ban thing, if you rarely, if ever have money problems.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:47:14 PM

I don't play wow and don't care to, or any pc game for that matter. So I don't have to worry bout this. I don't know the details he just mentioned to me yesterday that his gamer Accts. And email accounts had been hacked. He plays more than just wow so I assume Starcraft, and some others as well.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:50:03 PM

*shrug* Your loss, not mine. I enjoy all forms of gaming.

Beyond that, security isn't just up to the companies who make the games/networks. It's up to people to be aware of their security also.

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Underdog15
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:50:09 PM

My FFXI account got hacked about a year back. It was probably good for me. My character was effing sweet with some sick items. They robbed me of all my money and expensive items.

I tried account recovery, but SE is terribly awful when it comes to that. I couldn't prove the exact date of the attack (I don't play every stinkin' day) so I got no where.

I canceled my account. A bittersweet moment.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:52:13 PM

@ Underdog15: Blizzard, in my experience anyway, is actually pretty good with account recovery. Before I stopped playing WoW, I had friends who had their accounts recovered, and gotten back items they'd trashed years ago.

I'm not sure how it's changed since then, as I've never had my account hacked in WoW (Have an authenticator, plus, I simply don't fall for phishing scams), and I never download from questionable sites.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:12:30 PM

It's not a loss I just dont have time for that type of gaming and I can't use a keyboard and mouse, ha. But I work full time and go to school which leaves me little time to game as it is, add that I play softball 3 days a week and I just don't have time to be more broad with my gaming.

I agree that the consumer has to take responsibility of the information they use as well, and be aware of security! Absolutely!

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:16:41 PM

Aye, people need to know that they also have responsibilities when it comes to protecting their own data. Companies are hacked left and right, we should be giving them as much of a hand with that as we can.

That doesn't mean the companies aren't largely responsible for our security, of course. But, we shouldn't just put it out of our minds either.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:21:59 PM

Oh no kidding. I think most consumers assume their information is safe. And like you said hacks happen left and right, so it's not a matter of if it will happen, it's becoming a matter of when. Consumers need to be more aware of this.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 12:47:06 PM
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, they should create a community processing application, like SETI@Home, Folding at Home etc... that targets these people.

I'd be highly interested in knowing how they write it, but basically, use PS3's/PC's that have available system resources to analyze data streams/ip traffic (or whatever, I'm not entirely sure what you'd do myself so this is simply theory to begin with), to single out anomylous/nefarious traffic.

Once found, and confirmed (this would need some higher company to confirm, you wouldn't want this happening to the wrong people), and create a master list of offenders.

Once a week, the entire community, PS3's and PC's are bent to the single task of disrupting, destroying and otherwise crushing every offender on the list. And just keep doing it.

I can tell you this much, I'd very quickly rebuild my old PC, and possibly buy a new PS3, just for the purpose of running that software full-time.

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Scarecrow
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:01:26 PM
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Heh

And the US government is still doing nothing. We probably need more wikileaks for them to start doing something.

50 years in prison to these no lives. Feed them garbage if you have to.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:07:00 PM

As unpatriotic of me as it sounds, I really...really wish the Chinese government would take an interest in this one. If there's any coutry in the world that has the technical wherewithall AND the muscle to seriously stop these folks, it's China (and last, but not least, a justice system that will properly 'punish' them.)

They've been walking all over the US infrastructure for over a decade now, and we're pretty much powerless to stop it.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:19:34 PM

And how do you know they are not Crow? Because you assume they are not? Sometimes it's better not to tip off those you are pursuing. Just because they haven't announced it to the world doesn't mean nothing is being done.

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:21:03 PM

Jawknee! You are making to much sense!!

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:21:03 PM

I just don't understand why people are so eager to assume nothing is being done. Our Gov. already said the FBI and the Dept. of Homeland Security is looking for the PSN hackers. There were 5 Anonymous hackers arrested in the UK by the Bobbies, and 40 arrest warrants were issued here in the US for Anonymous members. I really don't know what more people want.

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HigherSenses
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:02:40 PM
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the only way to stop it now would be to cut the internet out or start charging for it by how many sites you go to or time limit, and noone wants that.

So i guess we just wait and see what happens and hope they catch these guys and make an example out of them.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:03:47 PM
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I harbor a lot of anger towards these cowards. A secret combination of criminals. These guys need to be exposed.
I aware, doesnt it seem that if things don't get under control we could see a complete FCC/gov take over of the Internet? These idiots aren't winning anything by doing their stuff and in the end they'll have instigated a complete reboot of the system with a whole new set of regulations and laws for the sake of national security and the economy.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:17:52 PM

Won't happen. Can't happen. The FCC has already been told twice, once by congress and by the Supreme Court that it doesn't have the authority or the right to take over the internet.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:43:06 PM

You speak so absolutely Jawknee. You don't think the judiciary under the right circumstances could make a ruling to protect the people from a national disaster?

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 2:19:24 PM

Nope. They already ruled on the issue. The precedent is set. Besides, judges do not make laws, nor should they. Legislators do. The only way this could happen I suppose is if a different Congress passed a new law granting this power to the FCC. Which isn't likely to happen anytime soon. Until then, the FCC doesn't have the authority.

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Temjin001
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 2:35:35 PM

Thanks for the insult there. Sorry Jawknee no need to lecture me on US Gov. I did pull a 3.6 in it with a very hardcore professor.

But anyway, sorry but you're being naive.
Do you really think that it "can't happen." Do you know how many systems of governance have had judges? Or a ruling body? Do you know how many rules were made by earlier civilizations with governing bodies that were not made with the intention of them being broken or changed?
I could list you many problems today that would cause the country's framers to roll in their graves.
Our country is young. And your "absolutes" are silly.
But I will not take the lure to debate politics with you Jawknee. First, its fruitless and second, my debate encounters with you in the past can only be described as trying to corner and catch a rodent with my hands.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 2:57:07 PM

What the hell is wrong you? Why do you blow a gasket and assume you're being insulted when I don't agree with you? No where in my post did i insult you you are entirely to sensitive and need to take a good look at how you reacted just now. I have followed this FCC/Net Neutrality issue very closely so I know what I am talking about. You have issues if you can't handle a simple disagreement over the Internet. Grow the hell up Temji and accept the fact not everyone is going to agree with you, thumb you up or like what you have to say. We are a nation of laws and procedures and these procedures must be followed in order to get certain things done. You're unbelievable.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 3:20:55 PM

Look's like someone needed to get something off their chest, eh Temjin? XD

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:26:47 PM

Temjin001 -

Jawknee did not insult you in any form the way your 3rd post indicated.

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Highlander
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:05:16 PM
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Interesting how the tone of these comments and the comments elsewhere differs from the tone in comments about the PSN hack.

Where Sony has been near continually castigated over their supposed lax security (I say supposed because time after time allegations about elements of their security have been shown to be false); here SE get's hacked and the tone is very much anger against the hackers and annoyance at the hackers. very few people blasting SE over an apparent lack of security, very few saying it was all their fault.

No, with the PSN hack, it was apparently OK to blame Sony and make multiple false accusations about lax security. But SE get's hacked, and it's all righteous indignation against the hackers.

Double standard? I think perhaps more than a few people in the world owe Sony an apology.

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Mornelithe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:10:31 PM

Not me! I think I'm pretty much holding true to form between both issues.

But, me aside, I definitely agree there's an entirely different tone here than with the PSN hack.

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:20:10 PM

Indeed Highlander, Indeed. I can think of one person in particular.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:54:49 PM

"Amen" Highlander!


you just hit that dirty little nail right on it's head!!!!!

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:38:22 PM

I hold Sony more accountable than I do SE for a hack. Just as I would hold my bank more accountable than Sony. Depending on the different levels of information I allow them to hold secure, I therefor have different levels of accountability I hold for them when it comes to a breach.

Sure, anyone can be hacked. Banks, FBI, happens all the time. Here is the thing. Sony thinks they can prevent hacking. I say that because if they didn't think they could prevent hacking, then they wouldn't put the PSN back online. So with that being the case, whatever they are doing now to make their system "fool proof", or "one step ahead of the hackers", if you will, then they should have done this ages ago.

I'm sure MS has been taking note of this whole thing and has been doubling their efforts to make sure this doesn't happen to them. I wish it would have happened to MS first, so if Sony was slacking in any way, it would have made Sony sit up and take notice, review all their security measures, and perhaps close any gaps in their systems.

But, it is what it is.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:27:19 PM

You also should hold yourself accountable for the information you give to say the PSN or SE or what have you. Your bank has to have that information so that's the exception. But when you give your information out over the Internet it's there to take. Your trusting these companies to protect you and when they take your information you should. But you should also know it's never "fool proof" as you put it. That's why there is PSN cards, that's why you bank gives you statements, that's why LIVE has MS points, so you can do things without worry. I don't like to use analogies or metaphors so I'll refrain from doing so, but we shouldn't be so naive to think our information is safely stored where no one can get it when we willingly purchase stuff or register somewhere online. By that I mean hackers have ways to get to those places our information is hidden.

EDIT: Also Sony doesn't think they can prevent hacking. But they absolutely are one of few companies actually taking a stand against hackers and combatting back. I don't know much for what it takes to build a secure network and the differences on what they will have in place now compared to before, but I'm sure highlander can elaborate if he cares to do so. I'd actually like to know.

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robinhood2010
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:29:29 PM

From day one I have defended Sony.

The reason they have been hacked is the same for anyone else - the best hackers are obviously going to be criminals, because who can stop them?

I am sick and tired of people jumping on the 'Sony-bash' bandwagon.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 8:10:27 PM

Bigrailer, not being naive. I know I can get robbed walking down the street, but that doesn't stop me from taking a stroll.

Oops, you don't like analogies. ;)

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Excelsior1
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 8:12:18 PM

@highlander

i agree with everything you said. for some reason sony seems to take a lot of the blame in the press. there were a lot wild stories flying around out there. i think many just took the headlines at face value and that shaped the opinion against sony. mr spatfords testmony to congress generated a lot of negative press.

plus people are just upset they can't go online. they look at sony and want some anwerrs or guidance. first it was reported it would be down 2 days. then, they had the press conference on sunday and said some online functions would be restored that week., the very next day tthey reported the soe breach, but did not change the timeline on restoration. all of last week at the bottom of homepage it said some services would be restored. obviously that did not happen. that seemed to upset many.

it's just a tough spot for sony for to be in, a no win scenario. public opinion is a weird thing. it's difficult to turn public opinion around once a negative impression of a company is made.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 9:26:53 PM

Oh, and BigR, "But they absolutely are one of few companies actually taking a stand against hackers and combatting back."

How do you know this? There are only a few companies taking a stand against hacking? How is Sony combatting back?

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 9:56:59 PM

It's ok if you give analogies, I like them, I personally don't like USING them. Mainly because I think of a better one later, ha. And I'm not picking you out and saying your naive that wouldn't be right of me. I'm just saying in general we as consumers can't be that naive.

Also it's obvious when I say one in a few I mean it more broad than that. But Sony is combatting hackers like GeoHotz who they took to court, that's a big step I believe to stop the piracy and jailbreaking of systems, that goes a long with any type of cyber hacking. Like any company should they will continue to pursue the hackers of the PSN as well. But when I say Sony is combatting I mean they are not afraid to stand up to them. Sony took huge hits from the majority of the hacker community taking GeoHotz to court, but that isn't stopping them. The overall jist I get is Sony won't be pushed around, while I feel like other companies resolve their issues internally then go on. I also believe in part that's why someone or some people went after Sony and hacked the PSN.

That is all I meant by that.

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 10:07:52 PM

gearbox boss Randy Pitchford-

"It's the first time we've experienced it in the games industry and I think we're failing in how we respond to it. Everyone who is attacking Sony right now is failing. We need to attack cyber-terrorists."

This is the stance I believe everyone should be taking. I feel like the majority of
Companies don't take this stance. I also feel the same when not related to the Sony issue but hackers on general. That's why I say I feel Sony is of the few, when combatting hackers.

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Highlander
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 11:03:53 PM

Right there with you BigRailer...

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 11:07:02 PM

That's a good point to bring up their stand against Geohotz. I would only counter that they did what any other multi million/multi billion dollar corp would have done. Not necessarilly unique or trailblazing there.

This ish is gettin old ain't it? Ha, well I miss PSN!

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bigrailer19
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 12:39:41 AM

Then I would ask you if you feel like MS or Nintendo has handled the hacking and jail breaking of their systems like Sony has? The 360 has been jail broken almost since its release, giving access to thousands upon thousands of people, downloading pirated software. Sony didn't like that mishandling of their system and did something about it. Obviously there is more to the lawsuit than that, what with the master key being released and all.

But yeah, I agree this whole thing is bringing the worst out in people, ha. Im subject to being sensitive to Sony on the matter and find myself in these little nit picks like this. It's all pointless though haha, because I completely understand where the other side is coming from. I just am a little more optimistic (not saying you aren't, by the way) about it. I miss PSN too, I really do!

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MyWorstNightmar
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 3:36:04 AM

Big, I can't speak to ms or nintendos involvement. I try not to comment on aspects I know nothing about. What would be the point, other than to further a debate, and I am not debating a point with you.

I am in the camp that blames the hackers, but does not obsolve sony of all wrong doing. Since nothing can be gained from harping on the hackers, I have mainly discussed sonys involvement, actions, and responsibilities in all this mess. In the end, I wish for sony success, as I am in bed with them, thick and thin. And with any luck, I will see you on PSN soon!

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HigherSenses
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:13:35 PM
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I know one of those people wont be me, I been patiently waiting for PSN's return since it went out and still dont feel any anger towards Sony.

Ive never been treated bad by Sony, in my opinion they have great customer support, Ive always gotten what I needed done from them whether it was a console repair, or a account reset.

It just takes time to rebuild everything from the ground up, you rush through you will overlook something, and then someone will eventually exploit it and its deja vu all over again.

That said, that still doesnt stop me from being annoyed about the whole thing. I love playing online with people in my free time at home.

I wonder if someone privatly funded these recent hackings.......

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gumbi
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:28:01 PM
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These self righteous d-bag hackers are really beginning to piss me off.

They try to justify their actions like some sort of noble cause but it's all the same thing. Arrogant narcissism. You think you're so smart because you broke into something someone was trying to protect. No, this does NOT make you a righteous super genius. It makes you an unethical degenerate of society.

I've been a software developer for the better part of a decade. I'm a code monkey and yes, if I had the ethical conscience of a common sewer rat I could hack into and steal things too. But I DON'T. For the exact same reason I don't break into peoples houses and steal their jewelery. Because it's WRONG!

All this BS about how it's for a greater good. Hackers are demonstrating the weaknesses in their victims security systems. GTFO! I'm not going to sneak into someones house and steal their stereo just to demonstrate that their home security isn't good enough. You're moral-less trash and you should all be drawn and quartered

Godamit...

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CrusaderForever
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 1:28:26 PM
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A sad time in gaming in general. You know these hackers game. Why are they doing this!? Why mess with something that is all about FUN! I hope they are apprehended and nailed to the prison walls.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 2:13:58 PM
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All our 3-lettered agencies, plus all the other agencies around the world, should set up 1 massive hacker task-force & hit them with every law that can be found, or made.

And while they're at it, at the very least, quadruple all their sentences & fines, so that these f*cking self-serving a$$hats never get to see the light of day again.

geoTheA-Hole got away almost scott-free by just getting one lil' ole touchy-feeley slap on his butt, when he should be in prison, getting his a$$ gang-hacked.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 2:18:17 PM
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Or just bring in the Navy Seal Team for more live target practice!

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Naztycuts
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 2:59:00 PM
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Wonder if Chippy 1337 was a stockholder?

All joking aside though I dpn't think this is going to get better anytime soon. A lot of these hackers are younger guys (I'm 25) that know way too much about computers. We all know how fads are when you are say, under 18 for sake of argument. I'm afraid hacking is becoming a trendy thing and we'll only see and hear and be effected by more of it each day.

Wow that reads like a doomsday rant sorry :P

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Athrin
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 3:10:18 PM
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this is actualy good news, the more these hackers hack, the more their are digging their own graves , eventualy the US and other countries are gonna get fed up and hackers will start disapearing fast. Governments will have no choice but to hunt these idiots down, and the laws will be very tought. These are very serious crimes and frankjly anyone glorifying hacking should go to jail for life.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 3:28:18 PM
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I liked that movie Hackers: Angelina Jolie at 20, yummmm.

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johnld
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 4:12:08 PM
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so they can make a program that makes use of all ps3 computing power around the world to folding protein? for cancer. maybe sony can come up with one that hunts down hackers. i'd gladly leave my ps3 on all day and night for that.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 4:22:19 PM
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Just an FYI,

Deus Ex hack: "Game not at risk"
The group implicated in this week's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos websites compromise has told Eurogamer that there is no risk of the game being leaked onto the internet.

On Wednesday hackers broke into Square Enix's official Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos websites and stole the personal data of "at least" 80,000 registered users.

Yesterday the Deus Ex website, user forum, and Eidos.com were unreachable. For a brief period on Wednesday the sites displayed a defacement banner that read "Owned by Chippy1337" along with several names and hacker handles of those supposedly responsible for the break-in.

According to logs lifted from the chatroom used by those responsible, the hackers are discussing whether to leak the "src", leading some to speculate that the source code of Deus Ex: Human Revolution itself could hit the internet before launch.

But "Venuism", who was name-checked in the image left on the website following the intrusion, told Eurogamer this morning that the "src" reference made in the chat logs refers to the Deus Ex website and not the game – and suggested the stolen information had already been leaked.

It had been suggested that the attack was conducted by a splinter cell of Anonymous, the group blamed by Sony for last month's devastating PlayStation Network compromise.

But Venuism, speaking for a group dissatisfied at being blamed for the hack, said it had nothing to do with Anonymous. He also insisted that he, along with others, are being "framed" by rival hackers.

"We are being blamed/framed because we share a history with some of the people responsible for this hack," he told Eurogamer.



You can read the rest of the story right here....

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-13-deus-ex-hack-game-not-at-risk

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Bloodysilence19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 4:23:58 PM
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really again enough is enough. this is getting out of hand really. dont these hackers realize if you keep doing what your doing your going have all the major companies come together and form their on UN to stop them from hacking. the hackers are digging the hole more and more. i see someone wearing a stupid fawk mask im going to slap the shit out of them

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HigherSenses
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 4:30:01 PM
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correct me if im wrong though, but didn't Sony say a few more days and they would restore online play?? I thought a few meant like 3-4, i got so many trophies that need syncing and today would be perfect, but it looks like next week might be more realistic.

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Excelsior1
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 9:16:03 PM

it's always a few more days. are they really working 24/7? i sure hope so. there are some indications that certain developers are using psn right now. psn was working but people xwere having trouble creating new accounts. read that on cvg.

i honestly thought iit would be up this week. i would not be surprised if it went all the way to may 31st. maybe we will get some functions before then, but i'm prepared to ride it out.

it's so frustrating to watch this unfold and not being able to do anything about it. just sit back and watch sony take a beatdown. not very fun.

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Sancho
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:09:01 PM
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So after seeing this little diddy about Square I thought I'd look around at other sites to see how comments compared to the ones about the PSN hack. So Kotaku is THE most bias site there has to be. This isn't even on their site although one of the most recent articles (which I didn't click to add to their traffic on that topic) reads "According to Retailers, Perturbed PS3 Owners are Ditching the Platform, Migrating to 360"

Its a shame I was banned from there for disputing about a drunk driver turning his nephew in for murder to get his dwi's off his record by using a video game case with a voice recorder in it. Otherwise I'd have to chime in and get banned for a 4th time.....

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frylock25
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:21:33 PM
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so do we start talkin crap about square enix now? its their fault they got hacked right? just like sony?

this is actually getting really old.

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Oxvial
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 5:32:06 PM
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Even Anon got hacked...nobody is safe.

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Mog
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:19:51 PM
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Lets hope that psx extreme isn't next.

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Naztycuts
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:31:54 PM

Why would anyone want to hack psxextreme? What would one achieve by that? Publishing propaganda under Ben's moniker? lol

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Mog
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:56:35 PM

Yeah, I doubt it too, but you never really know.....

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Jawknee
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:17:45 PM

LOL! PlaystationLifestyle banned a guy who was posting Anonymous propaganda on the every article on the site that day. He hacked their site and uploaded a ton of malware. No one could access the site for the whole day unless they wanted to be a victim of malware. They posted an article about it later after they managed to successfully fend off the attack.

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Naztycuts
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 9:40:20 PM

@Jawknee Haha wow what an idiot, I think that a lot of them are kids, I can't picture a rational thinking adult doing stuff like that. I mean I know the world is filled with geniuses and everything but the only motive to do something like that would have to be their perceived "glory".

@gunblade After hearing about a certain Gamestop employee and his unfortunate encounter with a tree... I don't think anyone wants to hack Ben.

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tlpn99
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:27:12 PM
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Not again, whose next ?

Sign of the times :( rough ride ahead for awhile I think.



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kraygen
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 6:35:53 PM
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It'd be nice if the criminal punishment for hacking was bad enough to deter more of these morons.

We need some rogue government agent to hang some desecrated hacker corpse up on some monument in washington. It'd make me feel better.

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Scarecrow
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 9:32:20 PM

Exactly, make them an example of what can happen if you go around hacking stuff that's not yours.

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Naztycuts
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:01:18 PM
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Yeah ignore this lol was supposed to be a reply.

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BikerSaint
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:09:15 PM
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Pitchford hits out at "evil" PSN hackers
PlayStation 3

Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has condemned the "cyber-terrorists" responsible for bringing down the PlayStation Network, calling on gamers to support not attack Sony as it works to restore services.

Speaking to Eurogamer this morning in London as part of a promotional tour for Duke Nuke Forever, Pitchford said: "Every one of us who plays games on PlayStation Network – and especially Sony – we're all victims of cyber-terrorism.

"We should all be rallying our support, hating the terrorists, wishing to dismantle that problem, because that could strike at any time and disrupt our fun and disrupt our way of life as gamers."

He argued that much of the ire so far, therefore, had been directed at the wrong target.

"It's freakin' terrible. [The hackers] are evil, they're criminal," he said. "We're all throwing darts at Sony – we should all give 'em hugs and help 'em out.

"It's the first time we've experienced it in the games industry and I think we're failing in how we respond to it. Everyone who is attacking Sony right now is failing. We need to attack cyber-terrorists."


More on the story here....

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-13-pitchford-hits-out-at-evil-psn-hackers

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bigrailer19
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 10:03:39 PM

Finally! I figured we'd here this from ND, or Zipper, or something first! But this is nice of pitchford and gearbox to finally come out as a developer and say it! Thanks for sharing!

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Highlander
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 11:05:12 PM

I think to some extent the cyber-terrorists have created the climate of fear they want. People are afraid to call them out, or take them on because of the potential consequences. That's what makes these parasites cyber-terrorists instead of merely cyber-criminals.

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FxTales
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 7:59:57 PM
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Yeah I've never understood the mentality of people like this. This need to prove themselves in this totally backward way. Bunch of socially retarded pricks.

It's been phrased earlier but why do to others things that you would not want done to you? Baffled is the word here.

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___________
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 8:24:36 AM
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wheres the firing squad when you need it?

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AnonWTF
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 3:13:37 PM
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Man, these guys keep pawning people... Is there anyway to stop them?

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gray_eagle
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 7:02:51 PM
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interesting story to read, contains a copy of the chat of the A,holes behind this attack,
http://krebsonsecurity.com:80/2011/05/anonymous-splinter-group-implicated-in-game-company-hack/#more-9634

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BikerSaint
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 7:29:57 PM
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News Flash,

No joke, seriously.....According to Sony, Playstation, JakesPlacePS, Brink, Insomniac, & other developers......

some parts of the PSN are up now, & they'll be going region by region.

Check it all out on the Playstation blog right now



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BikerSaint
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 7:55:01 PM
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On a SE related new, hopefully this will be good news for them...


Square Enix Wants More Original IPs

Company aims to double IPs with two original IPs from Tokyo and three from international divisions.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/05/13/square_enix_more_ips/

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