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Deus-Ex: Human Revolution site hacked

Deus-Ex: Human Revolution site hacked

Deus Ex: Human Revolution suffered an attack from Anonymous on Wednesday.

Security news and investigation site KrebsOnSecurity reports that hackers struck the official Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Eidos websites on Wednesday. The hackers are said to have stolen data for over 80,000 registered users and 9,000 resumes.

A splinter group from the Anonymous hacking group has been blamed for the attack on the Square-Enix-owned game site, and the group is apparently planning to release the data on file-sharing networks.

The site was defaced by a banner reading: ‘Owned by Chippy 1337’, along with the names of hackers associated with Anonymous that do not appear to have been involved in the attack, plus directions to their IRC channel. However, a leaked IRC conversation from the alleged splinter group reveals that the names could have been a red herring.

One user, called n, suggests a plan to 'make a deface page pointing @ xero with personal info or someone else you dont like.' Meanwhile, another member of the group called evo describes the attack as ‘the ultimate troll’ on IRC.

The chat logs also allude to the leaking of the ‘src’, most likely referring to the website’s source code.

A moderator on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution forums states that no official comment passed has yet been passed to the forum from Square-Enix. He also added that he had 'no idea if forum user passwords were compromised but better safe than sorry.’

The attack comes days after the high profile attack on Sony’s online services, which has meant that Sony’s PSN may stay offline until May 31. Sony’s SOE MMOs also suffered downtime as a consequence of hacking.

We hope this latest hack doesn't affect the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but in the meantime you can watch the latest video of the game below:


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Pete J 13th May 2011, 15:46 Quote
Oh will these hackers please go away. It's not funny and a lot of people want to play the game: I hope this doesn't result in a delay.
Bauul 13th May 2011, 16:00 Quote
What have Square-Enix done to deserve this?

I would have thought people like Anon would have been rather looking forward to Deus Ex 3.
Skiddywinks 13th May 2011, 16:08 Quote
I don't get it. Why would they do this?
Zurechial 13th May 2011, 16:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
I don't get it. Why would they do this?

There seems to be an internal dispute going on in Anonymous or in AnonOps, the pseudo-organised component of Anonymous; regarded by some as the ringleaders of the DoS operations.
'Anonymous' as a collective is open to membership from anyone, but their attacks seem to have been typically spearheaded by a select few.

Recently, a channel was commandeered by an anon with a grudge over disputes as to who should be running the thing; and this attack looks like either an attempt at framing some of the former leaders of AnonOps by plastering their names on the hijacked site, or vice versa. It's hard to keep track of who's who.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/the-hackers-hacked-main-anonymous-irc-servers-seized.ars
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2011/05/anonymous-splinter-group-implicated-in-game-company-hack/
SMIFFYDUDE 13th May 2011, 16:19 Quote
I remember the days when teenage sociopaths just murdered their parents to get their kicks.
SlowMotionSuicide 13th May 2011, 16:27 Quote
OMFG WTF PLEASE GO AWAY ALREADY.

Bitches.
supermonkey 13th May 2011, 16:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
I don't get it. Why would they do this?
Why do people rob convenience stores? Why do people throw trash down storm drains? Why did some guy try to cut me off in traffic the other day?

Some people are dicks. Some people are dicks with internet accounts. Some dicks with internet accounts feel the need to overcompensate for their insecurities by making public displays of their conquests in hacking popular websites.

It's graffiti tagging in the digital era.

I wonder what the fallout will be. When the PlayStation Network was brought down a lot of people gave a silent nod of approval because of their dislike of Sony. While I agree that Sony shares some responsibility due to their poor security, I believe too many people misplaced their blame. I wonder if some of those same people still think hacking is cool.
Woodspoon 13th May 2011, 16:37 Quote
Or indeed it could just be part of a vague plan by software company's/publishers to blame absolutely every cock up they make or hack by unknown people on Anonymous.
Anonymous = the latest scapegoats?
MrJay 13th May 2011, 16:52 Quote
I don’t get all the fuss...

Let’s say someone owned a jewellery shop (Shiny Shiny) and they had inadequate security...They get robbed, people will question the security not the motives of the robbers who obviously want the shiny shiny!

So in this case and Sony’s case, they left the door open, so they got turned over. it’s as simple as that.

It doesn’t matter is they profit from the personal data, distribute it for free or just did it for giggles. Bottom line is people will try so you’d better lock your doors!
kenco_uk 13th May 2011, 17:36 Quote
So who to blame when RBOS, LloydsTSB, Barclays, HSBC, Nationwide, Santander, Zurich etc etc get hacked?
DwarfKiller 13th May 2011, 17:39 Quote
Can things go back to normal now? I'd like a semi-quiet day on the internet for once.
So far I have still been unaffected by any of this. It is becoming a bit of a joke now, though I'm just curious as to how long until it is my data that gets stolen.
I'm failing to see any reasoning behind this other than 'LOL I H4X U'
impar 13th May 2011, 18:13 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
I don't get it. Why would they do this?
They removed Linux support?
Neogumbercules 13th May 2011, 18:21 Quote
I'm just waiting for these guys to piss off the wrong people. They think they are invincible and can hide forever. Tell that to Bin Laden.
Claave 13th May 2011, 18:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by MrJay
I don’t get all the fuss...

Let’s say someone owned a jewellery shop (Shiny Shiny) and they had inadequate security...They get robbed, people will question the security not the motives of the robbers who obviously want the shiny shiny!

So in this case and Sony’s case, they left the door open, so they got turned over. it’s as simple as that.

It doesn’t matter is they profit from the personal data, distribute it for free or just did it for giggles. Bottom line is people will try so you’d better lock your doors!

hang on, so if I only lock my door when I leave the house rather than armour-plate the whole building, I'm the one that's at fault? Hard line...
bobwya 13th May 2011, 19:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by impar
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
I don't get it. Why would they do this?
They removed Linux support?

Uhmm doesn't wash with me :-) . But a truly cross-platform Deus Ex 3 - now that would be amazing!
MrJay 13th May 2011, 19:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
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Originally Posted by MrJay
I don’t get all the fuss...

Let’s say someone owned a jewellery shop (Shiny Shiny) and they had inadequate security...They get robbed, people will question the security not the motives of the robbers who obviously want the shiny shiny!

So in this case and Sony’s case, they left the door open, so they got turned over. it’s as simple as that.

It doesn’t matter is they profit from the personal data, distribute it for free or just did it for giggles. Bottom line is people will try so you’d better lock your doors!

hang on, so if I only lock my door when I leave the house rather than armour-plate the whole building, I'm the one that's at fault? Hard line...

I'm only saying it seems like they targeted the site not for the data, but because they could, it could have easily been any other site. Its not in defense of the action, id be pissed off if my data got stolen, however its going to happen weather you like it or not. Sites need to bluster their defenses...Or encrypt the data!

Its an opportunistic thing, like someone seeing you left your car window down...by by Stereo..or indeed car.
leveller 13th May 2011, 19:33 Quote
Sounds like a kid or two being pathetic. I'm getting very bored and slightly annoyed at these games.

If anonymous wants to do the world a favor, they need to target corporations that harm people, countries or the atmosphere, or political groups that do likewise, or just downright dishonest arsewipes. They have/had a chance to be the good guys, they are rapidly ****ing that up. (added: assuming it was anything to do with them ............)
Showerhead 13th May 2011, 19:39 Quote
Methinks those type of groups have way higher security though
Eiffie 13th May 2011, 19:48 Quote
When they catch these guys they should set em free in the wilds of Africa to be eaten by wild animals and if they manage to make it out alive then we should give them a job hacking into terrorist networks and such.
docodine 13th May 2011, 20:36 Quote
Looks like someone mastered their computers skill.
AcidJiles 13th May 2011, 20:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
What have Square-Enix done to deserve this?

I would have thought people like Anon would have been rather looking forward to Deus Ex 3.

So not anon. Due to the sony hackers using them as a scapegoat they now seem to be the default scapegoat for any hacks and easy to use to divert attention.
jimmyjj 13th May 2011, 21:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
I'm just waiting for these guys to piss off the wrong people. They think they are invincible and can hide forever. Tell that to Bin Laden.

Well, I would have thought the FBI and many other official bodies are investigating the Sony crime. Will be interesting to see if anyone ever actually get nailed for it.
mikeuk2004 13th May 2011, 22:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Claave
hang on, so if I only lock my door when I leave the house rather than armour-plate the whole building, I'm the one that's at fault? Hard line...

Seems to be the line from all the sony haters.

It seems if you get robbed now, you allowed yourself to get robbed and your to blame rather than the actual criminals.

I know its stupid but it seems to be the way these sony haters think and I find it funny. They are probably the same people that think copyright infringement is right and not wrong.
specofdust 13th May 2011, 22:18 Quote
I sincerely doubt this was any organised part of Anon. However people need to stop acting like Anonymous are a group which can be responsible for things. Anon is a crowd to which anyone can belong to, which sometimes briefly converges upon certain causes, all the time gaining and losing members who agree or disagree with said cause. Anon is everyone, and so to blame Anon is as good as saying "We don't know who did it".
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
I'm just waiting for these guys to piss off the wrong people. They think they are invincible and can hide forever. Tell that to Bin Laden.

Which guys? Which leader of anonymous told you that he/she believed anonymous is invincible? Who is this "they" you refer to?

You clearly have a fundamental lack of understanding of what anonymous is. Anon has done a lot of good things in its history. It's also done a lot of horrible things. Stop expecting morality, stop expecting consistency. It is not a specific group of people with specific goals. It is anyone (or rather, lots of anyone's) doing whatever the hell they happen to feel like at that specific moment, and sometimes what those people feel like converges into something happening.

edit: Not that it was Anon who did the major PSN hack, but Sony got a kick in the teeth from Anon for sueing Geohot and just generally not being very nice about the whole allowing people to use their PS3's however they damn well please thing.
azrael- 13th May 2011, 22:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claave
hang on, so if I only lock my door when I leave the house rather than armour-plate the whole building, I'm the one that's at fault? Hard line...

Seems to be the line from all the sony haters.

It seems if you get robbed now, you allowed yourself to get robbed and your to blame rather than the actual criminals.

I know its stupid but it seems to be the way these sony haters think and I find it funny. They are probably the same people that think copyright infringement is right and not wrong.
That comparison doesn't really fly. After all you've entrusted Sony et al your data for safekeeping. A better analogy would be a bank with a simple lock on the door and a walk-in safe loaded with cash getting robbed. Although I'd be mad at the robbers I'd definitely blame the bank for not taking proper care of my valuables.

You're bringing up copyright infringements. In a strange way, there really is a connection there. Seems like many companies, especially in the entertainment sector, expect politics to do their job for them. Instead of "there's an app for that" it's "there's a law for that". Best example is the DMCA. Instead of coming up with proper and non-intrusive copy protection mechanisms as opposed to those half-assed and sometimes extremely intrusive attempts they've made they just make sure that attempting to circumvent their protections is illegal. This is just meant as an example. Prersonally, I'd rather they just dropped the whole copy protection/DRM stuff. But I digress...
Nikols 13th May 2011, 23:22 Quote
"but in the meantime you can watch the latest video"

Jebus i hope thats a PS2 video....
thehippoz 13th May 2011, 23:34 Quote
yeah that video is aweful.. on a console too- they might as well have showed burn the rope!
Sloth 14th May 2011, 00:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by azrael-
That comparison doesn't really fly. After all you've entrusted Sony et al your data for safekeeping. A better analogy would be a bank with a simple lock on the door and a walk-in safe loaded with cash getting robbed. Although I'd be mad at the robbers I'd definitely blame the bank for not taking proper care of my valuables.
The problem is that it's not black and white what's good safety and what's not until after an attempt. Your train of thinking always blames the bank, anything which fails is immediately "not taking proper care" because it failed to protect your valuables, be it a $5 padlock or high security vault. You can always point the finger and say "well, you should have done even more".


On a more pedantic note, securing cash is actually not a huge priority. The money's insured and the FBI tends to make sure no one gets away with bank robbery anyway.
MrJay 14th May 2011, 00:21 Quote
Fact. people take things that aren't theirs.
Fact. the easier it is to take, the more likely it is to be taken.
Fact. leaving unencrypted data on a relatively unsecured server = data being taken.

There is no point in trying to stop it, it happens deal with it.
it doesn't matter in the slightest that yo are pissed at it..

The past is a memory, the future an expectation.
kzinti1 14th May 2011, 04:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Or indeed it could just be part of a vague plan by software company's/publishers to blame absolutely every cock up they make or hack by unknown people on Anonymous.
Anonymous = the latest scapegoats?

This was exactly my first thought. Even before I opened the link I was already like, 'yet another company screwup conviniently blamed on Anonymous.' After opening the link here my first thought after a quick scan of responses was, 'whatever became of Innocent Until Proven Guilty'?
Damn near every one of you people automatically assumed that Anonymous' were the ones behind this. No proof whatsoever. Just some lame ass excuse from one of the companies that you regularly deride for flat out lying to and ripping off the consumers.
I suppose all you morons also wholeheartedly believe in Reality Programs, as well!
You're all nothing but a slavering mob of drooling dumbasses! Presumption is the hallmark of the Status Quo.
Pete J 14th May 2011, 05:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by kzinti1
I suppose all you morons also wholeheartedly believe in Reality Programs, as well!
You're all nothing but a slavering mob of drooling dumbasses! Presumption is the hallmark of the Status Quo.
Wow, you are clearly superior to almost everyone in the world. I wish I could be enlightened as you.
Neogumbercules 14th May 2011, 05:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by specofdust
I sincerely doubt this was any organised part of Anon. However people need to stop acting like Anonymous are a group which can be responsible for things. Anon is a crowd to which anyone can belong to, which sometimes briefly converges upon certain causes, all the time gaining and losing members who agree or disagree with said cause. Anon is everyone, and so to blame Anon is as good as saying "We don't know who did it".



Which guys? Which leader of anonymous told you that he/she believed anonymous is invincible? Who is this "they" you refer to?

You clearly have a fundamental lack of understanding of what anonymous is. Anon has done a lot of good things in its history. It's also done a lot of horrible things. Stop expecting morality, stop expecting consistency. It is not a specific group of people with specific goals. It is anyone (or rather, lots of anyone's) doing whatever the hell they happen to feel like at that specific moment, and sometimes what those people feel like converges into something happening.

edit: Not that it was Anon who did the major PSN hack, but Sony got a kick in the teeth from Anon for sueing Geohot and just generally not being very nice about the whole allowing people to use their PS3's however they damn well please thing.

Whoa man, put down the friggin torch. I never implicated anonymous or any other hacker "group" nor do I give a flying frak about how "righteous" so many of these people, and their supporters, think they are. I was just making a general observation that these dudes (self-righteous hackers) go around the 'net causing trouble on the basis of some perceived corporate injustice that is more or less inconsequential, and that someday, someone, is going to cross a line and learn that they are in fact not untouchable nor immune from the law, nor can they hide behind their computer screens forever.
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Not that it was Anon who did the major PSN hack


Why? Because "they" said so? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the logic is that we can't implicate "Anonymous" on the basis that they aren't an organized group and just a bunch of people doing whatever they feel like at the moment. Using that logic how can we believe that it wasn't "Anonymous" just because someone, who may or may not have been anyone with any say in the matter, released a statement saying that it wasn't them?

I'm a strong believer that the accuser needs to prove the guilt of the accused and not the other way around, so I'm not about to automatically deem anyone guilty of any crime. It's just the idea that we should believe a statement that comes out of that group, or from any individual that may or may not be a part of "them" that is completely ridiculous. None of these groups have any credibility in my book.

As far as what I think about Sony... I don't want to get into the habit of blaming the victim, because Sony is just as much of a victim as we are. They will likely spend massive amounts of money fixing their network. I've heard they need to rebuild it from the ground up. Pour out a round for the IT slaves that are toiling away at that 24/7. However, they are definitely responsible for the security of their own servers and for the data on those servers. Whether or not they should be held liable for that is something I'd rather leave to the lawyers to figure out.

I think the fact that they are going to provide free identity theft protection to every user who wants it is a pretty good step in the right direction. I actually feel more bad for the developers who are relying on PSN sales to feed their families or who have games that are almost entirely built for online play, like the new SOCOM game.

For us, the worst that can happen is a minor inconvenience. I had to get a new debit card, and anyone who has a PSN account with a card on there should do the same. Took a few days for it to come in. The developers out there who have games exclusively on PSN are having their lively hoods ruined right now. I'd say if anyone has a right to sue Sony, it's them. They pay licensing fees on the basis that Sony is providing a stable platform for their software. I'm sure these companies would have no problem proving that this Sony downtime is costing them a ton of money.
Unknownsock 14th May 2011, 13:47 Quote
I can't help but think, people are purposely pointing the blame at Anonymous.
specofdust 14th May 2011, 14:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Neogumbercules
Whoa man, put down the friggin torch. I never implicated anonymous or any other hacker "group" nor do I give a flying frak about how "righteous" so many of these people, and their supporters, think they are. I was just making a general observation that these dudes (self-righteous hackers) go around the 'net causing trouble on the basis of some perceived corporate injustice that is more or less inconsequential, and that someday, someone, is going to cross a line and learn that they are in fact not untouchable nor immune from the law, nor can they hide behind their computer screens forever.

It's not perceived corporate injustice, it is corporate justice, and very often corporate rights too. It's also very often to do with freedom of speech, and sometimes punishing people who are nasty to cats. They have already crossed every line, some anons have been arrested, I don't think any of them think they are untouchable. Anons just sometimes do what they feel is right because it's the best way they have of counter-acting a wrong which is being carried out.


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Why? Because "they" said so? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the logic is that we can't implicate "Anonymous" on the basis that they aren't an organized group and just a bunch of people doing whatever they feel like at the moment.

Well, my logic being that anyone sophisticated to carry out an operation such as the PSN hack, in order to steal data, knows it is going to receive a lot of attention from the law, and as such isn't realistically going to leave the name of their (dis)organisation sitting pointlessly in a server. Anons have never done that before, I don't see why they'd have done it this time. However it is common to leave the name of another group or person when you want to redirect attention.

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As far as what I think about Sony... I don't want to get into the habit of blaming the victim, because Sony is just as much of a victim as we are. They will likely spend massive amounts of money fixing their network. I've heard they need to rebuild it from the ground up.

Right. Given that the main attack on PSN seems to have been money or just hacker-fun orientated I wouldn't myself go linking it to any particular cause. However the preceding PSN DDos that Anons were carrying out was quite simply to remind Sony that they shouldn't be telling individual citizens in society what they can and can not do with their own property. It's a lesson I doubt Sony will learn this time, but Anon will continue to punish companies who try to do this.
leveller 14th May 2011, 15:23 Quote
There are much better targets than taking down a network belonging to 70million gamers, don't you think?
specofdust 14th May 2011, 16:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by leveller
There are much better targets than taking down a network belonging to 70million gamers, don't you think?

If you want to carry out a revenge attack, you hit someone where it hurts.
tad2008 14th May 2011, 19:40 Quote
The intentions of Anonymous do at least seem to have some good intention and morale standing, their methods may be questionable tho their cause is an admirable one.

If Square Enix's web source code has been taken then they clearly had poor security on their web server, which is a lesson for them to learn by and improve on. Being a large company they should know better and be able to invest suitably in the security of their own data and that of customers.

On a brighter note, the hackers have inadvertently given Deus Ex a little extra free publicity, so not all bad ;)
sp4nky 15th May 2011, 01:47 Quote
Wouldn't it be funny if these hackers turned out to be from North Korea, doing this to put two fingers up at commercialism. Would their fanboys on here still praise them?
specofdust 15th May 2011, 02:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by sp4nky
Wouldn't it be funny if these hackers turned out to be from North Korea, doing this to put two fingers up at commercialism. Would their fanboys on here still praise them?

North Korea is still functioning on audio tapes and VCR. They're not really at the highly advanced hacking stage of technology yet.

And: Yes.
leexgx 15th May 2011, 03:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by specofdust
Quote:
Originally Posted by sp4nky
Wouldn't it be funny if these hackers turned out to be from North Korea, doing this to put two fingers up at commercialism. Would their fanboys on here still praise them?

North Korea is still functioning on audio tapes and VCR. They're not really at the highly advanced hacking stage of technology yet.

And: Yes.

it really only take one to do it so your statement not hold much (does not matter where they are as well)
sp4nky 15th May 2011, 09:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by specofdust
North Korea is still functioning on audio tapes and VCR. They're not really at the highly advanced hacking stage of technology yet.

And: Yes.

The general population may have outdated technology but I should think that there's likely to be a technology department somewhere in the army. South Korea claims they have a cyber warfare unit and a hack on one of their banks in March was done from by the North.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/03/korea_hack_bank/
http://www.stripes.com/news/north-korea-suspected-of-defense-data-hack-1.97484

I'm not saying they did Sony and SqEnix but it's possible.
Phil Rhodes 15th May 2011, 13:11 Quote
Why would anyone register their details on the website of a game that isn't even out yet, anyway?
ZERO <ibis> 15th May 2011, 23:32 Quote
Why did some guy try to cut me off in traffic the other day?

This is the only thing we have an answer for: you were going to slow and or left too large a gap in front of you.

If only the reasons of these hackers were so simple...
Tulatin 16th May 2011, 09:43 Quote
I like how it's all become "When in doubt of your network security, Blame Anonymous".
r8bwp 16th May 2011, 13:08 Quote
Got to be careful how i say this without being sued LOL! I Had a thought that sony employed the hackers just to blame anomynous and trash their reputation.. Perhaps they should live by a new rule. Seek to solve not to blame, but there again , where`s the money in that.
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