Bethesda Confirms Hacks

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  1. Livin in a box
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    Bethesda has confirmed it suffered a hacker attack on its websites over the weekend.

    The Brink publisher said the hackers "may have gained access to some user names, email addresses, and/or passwords". It advised users change their passwords on all of its sites immediately.

    No personal financial information or credit card data was obtained, however.

    "Over the past weekend, a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data," Bethesda said in a statement on its website.

    "We believe we have taken appropriate action to protect our data against these attacks. While no personal financial information or credit card data was obtained, the hackers may have gained access to some user names, email addresses, and/or passwords. As a precaution, we recommend that all our fans immediately change passwords on all our sites - including our community forums and the statistics site we maintain for Brink players.

    "If your username/email address/password is similar to what you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. As we don't know what further plans the hackers may have, we suggest that you keep an eye out for suspicious emails and account activity.

    "We regret any inconvenience that these attacks on us cause for you. These attacks will be evaluated to determine if there are any additional protections we might take that would be prudent."

    The hack was the work of Lulz Security – the same hacker group that has attacked Sony and other websites over the last month.

    LulzSec warned on Twitter it was taking aim at Bethesda.

    "We were going to keep this little treasure chest to ourselves, but it appears the hand has been bitten. Say your prayers, Brink users," the group said over the weekend.

    Then, "Big lulz coming up in the near future. Time to show these b****es how it's done. #Brink #Bethesda #ZeniMax"

    Defending its attack, LulzSec said: "Snap your minds into a new realm, my friends. We did it because they couldn't stop us - and did it we did, as you'll see. We always deliver."[/p]

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    These people must be SERIOUSLY bored to do this. I just don't understand what pleasure they get out of this, apart from attracting more hate from the Internet.
     
  2. machomuu

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    Not Bethesda [​IMG]
     
  3. Raiser

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    I don't get it. Why Bethesda?

    Fucking trash.
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Only those with immature hearts. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lanlan

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    lulzsec is reminding me of live free or die hard [​IMG]
     
  6. Phoenix Goddess

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    Attention seekers usually end up getting the wrong type of attention in the end. I certainly hope they get caught soon. They're destroying game companies for everyone.

    This blows :/
     
  7. wolffangalchemist

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    why bethesda?, why not down someone like blizzard who charges for online play for a game older than dirt?
    not that i hate WoW anything still play it from time to time but i gotta say blizz is quite money grubbing.
     
  8. Zorua

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    Damn, I hope this doesn't delay Skyrim's release.
    I'm going to kill LulzSec if it really does get delayed. [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Eckin

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    I don't think they have a secret agenda, they just target vulnerable sites

    I mean c'mon, sql injections are old as fuck and easy to prevent, yet they were able to find people stupid enough to let that happen

    they hack what is vulnerable, that's why we aren't reading news about how they hacked MS or Apple (yet)
     
  10. TheDarkSeed

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    So what were their motives?
     
  11. Lilith Valentine

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    Enough LulzSec! What are you trying to prove? That you can hack people, you've proven that along time ago, now you're just being a dick!
     
  12. SamAsh07

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    I want them trying their luck on Blizzard [​IMG] And oh maybe IJJI.

    Bethesda...hmm, nothing against them but I never liked Elder Scrolls anyways, it's too boring.

    These guys won't stop at all lol.
     
  13. Zetta_x

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    Motives? Are you guys kidding me. Their motive is that this world is full of stupid people.
     
  14. ShawnTRods

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    Like Zorua said, I hope it doesnt affect their upcoming release of Skyrim.
    This is just too much now -.-
     
  15. machomuu

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    OK...? So the world is full of stupid people, but that's not really a motive.
     
  16. TheDarkSeed

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    So the internet is just one big fucking playground for them is it? I thought there was more to their actions but there isn't.

    If it's for fame, then everyone will know who they are, but no one will know who they are.
     
  17. SamAsh07

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    To hasten their fame, I'm surprised they haven't targeted Blizzard which is home to over 16m+ players lol [​IMG]

    WoW fans they are??

    So far all their hacks had no effect on me, I'm a 3DS & DS gamer baby, and they love Nintendo [​IMG]
     
  18. machomuu

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    If they hacked WoW they'd be saving lives.
     
  19. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    If you want them to steal credit card information..............
     
  20. machomuu

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    I meant more like hacking the WoW servers.

    Off Topic: O_O A second Godot!!! O_O