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Deus Ex At No Risk, According To Hacker

Felix Kemp
Anonymous, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Games news, Hackers

Deus Ex At No Risk, According To Hacker

Matt's already brought you the scoop on the hackers who cracked into the Deus Ex: Human Revolution site and snagged confidential date from over 80, 000 users. But the group of individuals - rumoured to be an offshoot from hacker cabal Anonymous - have moved to reassure fans of the game that Eidos' title is at no risk, whatsoever. It had been rumoured that the hackers had access to Human Revolution's code and could, if willing, leak it online.

But Venuism, a hacker linked to the group and the attack on Eidos' site, claims they're being "framed" by rivals, and promise they don't want to "scam you, steal credit cards and do dirty stuff with them". There appears to be a bit of internal strife amongst those responsible for hacking the system, and Venuism admits data from the hack may have been leaked. We'll have more for you on this as it develops. [Eurogamer]

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Matt  May. 13, 2011 at 15:39

I wonder if they pushed one button, like in Deus Ex 1...

Rubisco  May. 14, 2011 at 04:20

I wish before commenting on Anonymous, journalists would do the most basic research on what Anonymous is. "Hacker cabal" FFS.

Only one article I've ever read by columnist or blogger has managed to truly show a grasp of the concept, unfortunately I appear to have lost the link.

Matt Gardner  May. 14, 2011 at 20:06

The phrase 'tongue-in-cheek' might be appropriate here.

Anonymous tend to be represented in the media by whatever actions they've distinguished themselves that week. Does 'hacker cabal' define them? No. That would take a good paragraph or multifaceted encyclopaedia entry. Do we have time for that? Not in a single bulletin. Do 'members' occasionally engage in what we shall term 'programmable cyber pranks'? Yes. Do they have collective ideals? At any given moment, yes, mainly pertaining to the freedom of speech...hence them gunning for Sony after the Hotz incident. Are we passing judgement on them? No.

Is it too soon to be a little flippant? Well, we've all had our PSN accounts busted in the last month or two, so quite frankly I'll stand by it.

They'll make a pantomime of this one day.

Rubisco  May. 14, 2011 at 21:28

Not mentioning Anonymous at all would have been quicker. Anonymous' activities are never 'rumoured'. If they do something then you'll know it's them. There's no lulz in keeping schtum.

And their collective ideals at any given moment mainly pertain to the liking of cats.


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