Now Video Game Magazines Are Getting Hacked

Now Video Game Magazines Are Getting Hacked

People hacking video game companies, that I get. But really, messing with a video game news outlet? That’s a bit much.

Last Friday, moderators on the PC Gamer forums noticed some “suspicious activity”. Turns out a script had somehow been hidden in a forum post that had been designed to steal a user’s profile information when it was clicked on, possibly revealing stuff like passwords and dates of birth.

The mag/site’s IT team has locked down the forums, and say no other details were lost.

I would hope those responsible have since found something better to do with their time.

Why forums and comments are still offline [PC Gamer]

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  • People hacking video game companies, that I get. But really, messing with a video game news outlet? A lot of media companies are getting hacked these days. Given the nature of the hack though, I imagine this is just data collection in the hopes that this information is used in more lucrative areas (such as games).

  • Fishing for account log ins to other services most likely. Lots of people use the same username/password for forums as they do online games, stores etc..

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