Lulzsec Hacks Bethesda

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Firetaffer:

Johnson McGee:
'You're Welcome'

They certainly have quite the god complex to say that just because they didn't do all the harm they could have.

I may not be a hacker, but I don't use my, say, chemistry knowledge to synthesize nitroglycerin and then demand people thank me for not throwing it at their houses.

I think it's more in the line of:

You synthesize nitroglycerin, throw it through someone's house. The person finds out it was all a setup, and the house owner was hooked up to a machine in a similar vein to Inception. No actual damage was done, but there is a known weakness. They did not take any data to their advantage, therefore not really doing anything bad, apart from delay Skyrim.

Actual damage was done and they did do other bad things such as breaking the law, publicly embarrassing Bethesda, and costing Bethesda possibly millions of dollars.

A1:

ishist:
You people are ridiculous. Did you read the response from Bethesda? It amounted to "Oh, we hadn't noticed that vulnerability in our security, we're going to fix that now." Lulzsec didn't break anything, they didn't steal anything, they didn't even bring down the servers, they brought a vulnerability to light that very may well have been exploited at a different time by malicious hackers who want your CC data so they can steal your money. But Oh! Lulzsec Should be Lynched and burnt at the stake and disembowled and such for.....for....because!

They took an illegal action, publicly embarrassed a popular company, and cost them possibly millions of dollars. There is nothing commendable or noble about screwing with people for fun (which is what they're doing). It's as simple as that.

No, there isn't anything commendable or noble, but people are rabidly raging for blood and torture for what amounts to a prank. Like a kid at school dropping a cherry bomb in a toilet, so they skin him alive and hang him out in front of the school. Did it cost Bethesda money? Probably not much, other than the price of plugging up the hole they apparently had in their security.

They pretty much committed cyber-trespassing, while helpfully spray-painting a message on the wall letting the people know one of their doors wasn't locked.

ishist:

A1:

ishist:
You people are ridiculous. Did you read the response from Bethesda? It amounted to "Oh, we hadn't noticed that vulnerability in our security, we're going to fix that now." Lulzsec didn't break anything, they didn't steal anything, they didn't even bring down the servers, they brought a vulnerability to light that very may well have been exploited at a different time by malicious hackers who want your CC data so they can steal your money. But Oh! Lulzsec Should be Lynched and burnt at the stake and disembowled and such for.....for....because!

They took an illegal action, publicly embarrassed a popular company, and cost them possibly millions of dollars. There is nothing commendable or noble about screwing with people for fun (which is what they're doing). It's as simple as that.

No, there isn't anything commendable or noble, but people are rabidly raging for blood and torture for what amounts to a prank. Like a kid at school dropping a cherry bomb in a toilet, so they skin him alive and hang him out in front of the school. Did it cost Bethesda money? Probably not much, other than the price of plugging up the hole they apparently had in their security.

They pretty much committed cyber-trespassing, while helpfully spray-painting a message on the wall letting the people know one of their doors wasn't locked.

Oh it definitely cost Bethesda money. The exact amount is unclear but it could be millions depending on what exactly needs to be done to fully rectify the situation, whether it be simple patching or rebuilding their system. Lulzsec also publicly embarrassed Bethesda, and people don't like that. And there is nothing good about Lulzsec. They don't do what they do to help anyone. They do it for their own amusement and nothing else. I've said this before but anything positive that comes about as an indirect result of their actions is purely incidental and they deserve no credit. And they ARE malicious hackers themselves. They have stolen peoples personal information before and posted it online before and they have brought down servers before. There is nothing good about them. They are just a bunch of despicable malicious troublemakers who are not worthy of anything other than condemnation.

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