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Increase of Game Publishers/Retailers getting "hacked"

posted by PedsterUK on - last edited - Viewed by 216 users

Ok, this is beginning to become worrying. First it was Game, then PSN and now Square Enix ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13394968 ). Who are behind these "hacks", who is next, why is it so easy to "hack" - who develops these sites, surely they're accountable?

What are your thoughts?

I'm just hoping TT do not get victimised.

(No doubt this post will eventually get locked/deleted).

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    @PedsterUK said: (No doubt this post will eventually get locked/deleted).

    I don't see any reason why that should happen? The PSN hack thread has been fine.

    @PedsterUK said:
    I'm just hoping TT do not get victimised.

    I hope so too... TTG and Steam are probably the only online places I buy games much.

    I used to have a separate bank account and card for online transactions, and only transfer money into it when I was about to buy something. Thinking about going back to that now, as well as creating a separate email address to register on websites. Not much to help protect against hackers potentially getting physical/mailing address details though.

    @PedsterUK said: and now Square Enix ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13394968 )

    The upside to all this is that I now know there's a security firm consultant named "Mr Cluely".

    EDIT: Oh wait, I misread that. It's Mr Cluley. Guess there is no upside at all. :(

  • @puzzlebox said: The upside to all this is that I now know there's a security firm consultant named "Mr Cluely".

    EDIT: Oh wait, I misread that. It's Mr Cluley. Guess there is no upside at all. :(

    Hopes were raised and then dashed within seconds :(

  • I always try and pay by PayPal, yes, I know, they could be hacked too. Doubt it though but still, unless you're phished. Or, if I really need to pay by card, I do not save my payment details on the company's servers.

    I just love the fact that we are hearing of these "hacks" after all the Wikileaks fiasco.

  • Wait Square Enix was hacked now too?
    I thought the hackers did that to Sony for "injustice" stuff such as making fun of Nintendo and Microsoft. What did Square Enix do? Yikes my friend is a huge Square Enix Fan. He will be ticked.

  • @Gman5852 said: Wait Square Enix was hacked now too?
    I thought the hackers did that to Sony for "injustice" stuff such as making fun of Nintendo and Microsoft. What did Square Enix do?



    Who says there has to be a reason? Don't rule out the possibility that some people on the internet are just nasty little ***** who are governed entirely by malice and who want to steal your credit card info.:mad:

  • Just going to make it tougher on average people. Sad.

  • When companies put together gaming sites, their priorities are to create something that looks cool and usable/convenient enough to attract their target crowd. Protection from security attacks, while nice, is not their primary goal. Until something like this happens, it looks to the managers in charge like security is a waste of money protecting against threats that may not even exist.

    One nice thing about TTG is that they don't appear to store financial information in an easy-to-retrieve way, so a compromise of their database wouldn't reveal that, at least. It makes them a less interesting site from an attacker's perspective. I hope they have at least some security concepts in mind when designing their site code, though.

  • @Gman5852 said: Wait Square Enix was hacked now too?
    I thought the hackers did that to Sony for "injustice" stuff such as making fun of Nintendo and Microsoft. What did Square Enix do? Yikes my friend is a huge Square Enix Fan. He will be ticked.

    Maybe they're just mad that Square Enix doesn't make anything worthwhile anymore. Hooo!

    Either that or it's just someone with an inflated ego trying to hack as many things as he can.

  • @Scnew said: Maybe they're just mad that Square Enix doesn't make anything worthwhile anymore. Hooo!

    Tis True! But no one deserves to be hacked.

    @Scnew said: Either that or it's just someone with an inflated ego trying to hack as many things as he can.

    I think it's more than one person..and honestly..if it is one person...Justice needs to be served.

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