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Posts tagged “hacks”

Hex the planet! CD Projekt RED old forum hacked

CD Projekt RED, the makers of The Witcher, are warning that unknown naughty people gained access to an old forum database of theirs in March 2016. RED say passwords were stored in a way that should keep them obscured but do say, just to be safe, that if you used that same password on other sites you should probably change it. (You know better than…

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Lifestreaming: Twitch Hacked, User Info Possibly Swiped

Internet, Internet, where will hackers strike next? Round and round and round we go, where the security hole stops, no one kn- oh! Twitch! It's Twitch! Streaming service Twitch has been hacked. Twitch announced last night that "there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information", so they're resetting all logins and access for everyone. If you're lucky, you only need to…

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Panicked Sigh: Planetside 2’s Been Hacked, Sorta

As surely as night follows day, as surely as "meh, not a game" comments follow enthusiastic posts about Proteus or Dear Esther, most every big online game will at some point suffer a scary hack. Latest to fall prey to Internet Badmen is SOE's Planetside 2, or at least the ProSiebienSat EU-run aspect of it. The outsourced operators reckon their encrpytion tech means player details…

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Blizzard Deems Authenticator Lawsuit ‘Frivolous’

Well, that didn't take long. Hackers sneaked past Blizzard's hyper-sophisticated security system - presumably by cinematically lowering themselves from a cyber-ceiling to avoid all the e-lasers - and people weren't too terribly happy about that. Unsurprisingly, a couple of them decided to sue. Unsurprisingly-er, Blizzard's replied not by groveling and begging for heartfelt forgiveness, but instead by whipping out its fightin' words pistols and shooting…

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Infection: DayZ Servers Hit By Malicious Software

Update: a post from developer Dean "Rocket" Hall explains more. I don't know whether to growl or sigh so I guess I'll just groan, or maybe even grigh. Jim's new favourite playground and horrorshow, DayZ, was the victim of a security breach, carrying the risk that the game's servers could become a botnet. Thankfully the person responsible has been identified, a statement has been released…

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Cryptic Servers Hacked, You Know The Drill

It feels like it's been ages since a major game company reported a break in from a gang of keyboard-wielding malcontents - and for Star Trek Online and Neverwinter developer Cryptic, it actually hasĀ been ages. Well, not actual ages. There were no lances, moats, or trebuchets involved (to my knowledge), but today - in the Neo Future Space Year 2012 - Cryptic cautioned users about…

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Feature: Hackers finished, gamers hacked off

LulzSec Over, Release Battlefield Heroes Data

LulzSec, the hacker group who have claimed responsibility for many of the high profile attacks on gaming companies, publishers, and even the CIA, have declared their work is done, their time is up, and they're off. Apparently it was always intended to be a 50 day voyage aboard their Lulzboat, and it has come to an end. They believe they have revitalised the Antisec Movement,…

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Bethesda Hacked, Details About To Be Leaked

Update: LulzSec have released what they claim to be everything they took from Bethesda, including source code and admin passwords, except for the 200,000 user details which they say they're leaving out because, "We actually like this company." (They also claim to have broken into senate.gov, and paste this as proof. That should bring them some dark-glassed attention.) LulzSec, who have claimed responsibility for many…

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Man Makes Open Source Kinect Drivers

Last week, open source hardware company Adafruit announced a $3,000 bounty for the first individual or group to hack Kinect, Microsoft's hands-free controller extra for the Xbox 360. Kinect contains a depth sensor, RGB camera, multi-array microphones and a motorised pivot, so it can track you around a room. Yesterday, Slashdot reported that Adafruit reported that they HAVE A WINNER! Some very "hacky" open source…

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Blizzard Suing Creators Of StarCraft II Hacks

As we reported last week, Blizzard have taken the extremely peculiar decision to ban players from playing StarCraft II for using cheats in the single-player game. This meant that, despite cheating no one but themselves, they were locked out of playing the single-player game. Which is clearly bonkers. But it's not enough for the developer. Blizzard's lawyers are now setting out to sue those who…

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The DirectX 10 Cri/ysis

Yes, we know we're horribly behind most of the rest of the internet in this (and in fact didn't bother to mention it previously for just that reason), but hell, if we ever want to be the biggest PC gaming website in the world we should probably make the effort. I've compensated for our tardiness by adding several hundred words of bonus ranting to it.…

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