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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:13PM Urban Monkey said

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I guess their network security guy are no code masters.

It's a weird situation with all these hackers. If it keeps going at this rate, developers and publishers perceived as "evil" by the majority of the gaming community (i.e. SOE, Codemasters) need to start enforcing their networks to stop the i-Terrorists from hitting them.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 4:22PM pcgneurotic said

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@Urban Monkey

I think rather that "It's a weird situation with all these hackers. If it keeps going at this rate, developers and publishers perceived as "evil" by the majority of the gaming community (i.e. SOE, Codemasters) ... " will start to be perceived more sympathetically by gamers who dislike having their info constantly grabbed by hacking morons.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:27PM SnarlingWolf said

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It will pass, in time.

Since a group hacked Sony and got it in the news for weeks, it makes other groups want to do similar things so they can have all of that news coverage.

Sometimes reporting so much on a story just makes the issue worse.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:29PM aurickle said

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Citi credit card customers had their info hacked recently, too. That was just in the news yesterday.

The simple truth is that the only way you can ever be sure your info is going to be safe is to not put it online. No matter how hard companies try to protect your info, no online system is hackproof.

Even Sony's break in ultimately came down to a successful spearphishing attempt against their system admins rather than weak security on the networks those admins were in charge of.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 1:39PM cowboyhugbees said

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Is Turbine spared?

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:06PM Daemodand said

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@cowboyhugbees Don't worry. If they get hacked, they'll just come back as Turbine the White.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:55PM enamelizer said

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@Daemodand HAHA Very nice sir!
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 6:43PM Vagrant Zero said

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@cowboyhugbees Probably. Turbine has largely good rep with the gaming community, whereas Codemasters is almost universally reviled.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:05PM ArcherAvatar said

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Is it just a coincidence that both of these hacks (SOE and Codemasters) were directed at networks with console affiliations? (PS3 and Xbox live)
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really? just a coincidence?

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:11PM Dril said

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@ArcherAvatar

Yes.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:12PM Dril said

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Well, my details are now in everyone's hands...

...that's the SECOND time this year that's happened. Dang it.

:/

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:29PM JoeH42 said

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I'm beginning to wonder if there's not some sort of fundamental flaw in the security these companies are using. I think SnarlingWolf makes a good point too tho.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:39PM Khai mann said

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lol

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 3:33PM Seffrid said

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SOE were hacked shortly after laying off 30% of their workforce.

CM were hacked shortly after losing one of their main revenue streams, doubtless with staff layoffs.

There must be a lot of disgruntled ex-employees out there with a lot of intimate knowledge of their former company's computer systems.

Coincidental timing? Very likely. Surprising timing? Not really.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 8:07PM JuliusSeizure said

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I guess someone else... *sunglasses* ...mastered their code.

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