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Bhahar
13-05-11, 12:47
A splinter group of the infamous hacking collective Anonymous has seemingly claimed another set of victims, stealing the personal information of 1,000s of gamers from the Eidos and Deus Ex websites.

Krebonsecurity reports that both sites temporarily displayed a banner which read "Owned by Chippy1337" before being down for several hours.

Fingers are being pointed towards a new faction of Anonymous rebels as the culprits for the latest attack. 'evo', 'nigg' and 'e' are a few of the handles used in online conversation carried out by the group, which Krebonsecurity managed to obtain.

"A hacker using the alias 'evo' discusses having defaced the sites and downloading some 9,000 resumes from Eidos," reports the site.

"'evo' and other hackers discuss leaking 'src,' which may refer to source code for Deus Ex or other Eidos games.

"In a separate conversation, the hackers also say they have stolen information on at least 80,000 Deus Ex users and that they plan to release the data on file-sharing networks," it added.

An inside observer of the group's actions gave their account of how the hackers operate to Krebonsecurity after asking not to be named for fear of retribution:

"ev0 and nigg got the oday they used to break in [to Eidos.com] from one guy, then got Blackhatcat to execute it and then screwed everyone, stole the database.

"This is how those guys roll: One day they work together, the next they war. They drop dox on each other like it's a game. Just like they did pinning the defacement of Dues Ex on Blackhatcat. Then denied the whole thing.

"It's psychotic behaviour like I have never seen. It's like they hate each other but will work together on certain ops if it suits them, but then might turn on each other in the end...and then laugh it off."

Speculation has been mounting that those responsible last month's PSN hack and its continued down time are rogue Anonymous members (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/300284/news/was-psn-online-hacker-a-rogue-anonymous-member/), although the main branch of the group denies involvement (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/300245/news/anonymous-we-didnt-bring-down-the-playstation-network-for-profit/) and has actually been subject to attacks itself (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/300876/news/anonymous-website-attacked-as-group-splinters/).
Source (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/301202/anonymous-accused-of-hacking-eidos-deus-ex-websites/)

patriots88888
13-05-11, 13:00
As has been noted in another thread: We've had both past and current Presidents declare war on poverty, war on drugs, and most recently, war on terrorism. Where's the war on cyberhacking? :/

Can't stand the bastards and the virus goons as well!

Encore
13-05-11, 13:01
^ Note that none of the previous wars achieved any results.

:tea:

patriots88888
13-05-11, 13:04
^ Note that none of the previous wars achieved any results.

:tea:

You like picking on me, eh? :(

Well this kitty declares WAR ON YOU! Bring it sista! :smk:

Alex Fly
13-05-11, 13:04
We are discussing of it here already => http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=181214 :wve:

Spong
13-05-11, 13:15
^What Alex said. This is old news. Barely even news considering the 'target'.

interstellardave
13-05-11, 13:43
^ Note that none of the previous wars achieved any results.

:tea:

Not entirely true... a lot of people made even more money because of those wars, and government power expanded.