Deus Ex web site hacked; personal info stolen

Yet another cyber attack on a game-oriented server has apparently pulled the personal info of thousands of people along with the defacement of a web site designed to promote, ironically, a game that has hacking as one of its themes. KrebsOnSecurity.com reports that the official web site for Deus Ex: Human Revolution was hacked on Wednesday along with the Eidos.com web site. The sites also both displayed a message from the hackers (shown above).

According to the story, the hacked sites not only got defaced but the cyber attack also resulted in stolen info from 80,000 people off the Deus Ex web site as well as 6,000 resumes from the Eidos site. The report also seems to imply that the hackers have stolen the source code for the upcoming Deus Ex game but that seems to be unlikely. So far there's been no official word from Eidos's parent company Square Enix about this cyber attack. As far as the hackers themselves, the story suggests that they are a splinter group from the huge hacker organization Anonymous.

Of course, all of this activity comes in the wake of the cyber attacks on Sony's Playstation Network that caused the company to shut down the console game's online servers on April 20. The attack also caused the shut down of Sony Online Entertainment's MMO servers on May 2. Personal info from tens of millions of users from both services were exposed in the cyber attack. Sony has blamed Anonymous for the attack but the group has repeatedly denied any involvement.

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Where's all the security? How these breaches are supposed to happen? Lately more and more sites, even those of so called security companies, oh sweet irony, get fuxed. It's about time to start thinking and investigating why it happens, hmm?

cralias said,
Where's all the security? How these breaches are supposed to happen? Lately more and more sites, even those of so called security companies, oh sweet irony, get fuxed. It's about time to start thinking and investigating why it happens, hmm?

Digital security has never and will most likely never exist, people just didn't think to target websites until very recently.

SoyoS said,

Digital security has never and will most likely never exist, people just didn't think to target websites until very recently.

So we've been paying security engineers for crap all these years? No way!
Because security exists, it is often ignored and at last it is time it bites us in the arse.

Just imagine it has happened much more often but we simply don't know as it was not made public or it was never discovered.

The same reason graffiti artists put their names up. It's a "tag" and it goes in their portfoilio for later life skills

1337 - I got that in my mobile number I must be kwl then

artnada said,
The same reason graffiti artists put their names up. It's a "tag" and it goes in their portfoilio for later life skills

1337 - I got that in my mobile number I must be kwl then


That`s fair enough them having a tag, but what`s the Xero (Ryan King) AAA (Rodger Rabbit) all about? If these are the real names of these guys/gals it`s seems odd that they`d put their name up in lights.
Apparently there`s an major vulnerability floating about which is in pretty widespread circulation...

I see now, there basically just putting up names of people they don`t like or have fallen out with so they get the heat. Idiots!!!

Edited by Riggers, May 13 2011, 1:09pm :

Riggers said,

That`s fair enough them having a tag, but what`s the Xero (Ryan King) AAA (Rodger Rabbit) all about? If these are the real names of these guys/gals it`s seems odd that they`d put their name up in lights.
Apparently there`s an major vulnerability floating about which is in pretty widespread circulation...

I see now, there basically just putting up names of people they don`t like or have fallen out with so they get the heat. Idiots!!!


They're all aliases, you'll find other things they've done but you won't find any personal details linked to them

inb4anonfingerpointing

Personally, I believe someone or some group of people are using Anonymous as a scape goat to take the attention off who is really *cracking* into these systems.

Xenosion said,
inb4anonfingerpointing

Personally, I believe someone or some group of people are using Anonymous as a scape goat to take the attention off who is really *cracking* into these systems.

You DO know anon is anyone/group right?