Hackers Frag QuakeCon Forums

Hackers Frag QuakeCon Forums

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Have you ever used the QuakeCon forums? Now would be a good time to change your login info.

From the official QuakeCon website:

In recent days, a hacker carried out an unlawful intrusion of the old forums.quakecon.org site, compromising usernames and passwords. While we have taken appropriate steps to protect the new forums from attack, we recommend anyone using their old credentials on another site to change their passwords immediately.

The site goes on to promise a new, improved QuakeCon forum system, which should be going live shortly. It advises that prospective attendees, forum goers and anyone who feels their views on id Software's annual gathering of shooter fans needs be heard migrate to the new digs as soon as possible.

As a bit of added backstory, I had originally intended to recap the spate of recent hacker attacks, but you probably don't have time to read a 30,000-word history lesson. Suffice to say, everyone from Sony to Fox News to this very website has been hit by Internet rogues over the past few months, and as such this latest announcement is less "tragedy" and more "statistic."

It also serves as a stark reminder to web developers: if you don't regularly update your software, you're just inviting some kid with anger issues to cripple your site. The old QuakeCon forums were just that, and given the conference's key demographic (read: young men with equally vast amounts of technical proficiency and free time), it's not entirely shocking to see this happen.

On the other hand, what did QuakeCon ever do to anybody? This is like kicking a puppy because he swiped your Quad Damage.

Despite this attack, QuakeCon 2011 is still scheduled for August 3 through 7 in Austin, Texas.

Source: QuakeCon 2011

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But... but... I thought this stupid hacking shit had stopped by now! Don't they not have better stuff to do than this?

These hackers are just pathetic. I thought they got over this stuff.

Ummm, why does this sounds more like an advertisement.... "We are cool enough to hack!".

I don't know? What possible use would that old info be? I call shenanigans.

"Yay, we could hack an old website with old hardware!."

Right... what a bunch of pricks.

Some tv channel must of aired the matrix trilogy again and they obviously thought "dur hur, haxing is cool, there is no spoon lololz".

Just quit this shit already

id I say handled this very well. Just tell your customers/users that there has been attack and tell clearly what their do about it.

I always forget about QuakeCon. I think I last went in 1998. Maybe I'll check it out again this year.

SupahGamuh:
"Yay, we could hack an old website with old hardware!."

Right... what a bunch of pricks.

More like "Hey, this website is still open to old tricks. id Software, it's time to learn a lesson or two the hard way."
It all depends on how you see it.

NLS:

SupahGamuh:
"Yay, we could hack an old website with old hardware!."

Right... what a bunch of pricks.

More like "Hey, this website is still open to old tricks. id Software, it's time to learn a lesson or two the hard way."
It all depends on how you see it.

Yes exactly, so for all the people who've had their data and passwords compromised it's "Hey, this website is still open to old tricks. Quake fans, it's time to learn ???? the hard way"

Seriously, if hackers were nice people they'd just drop ID an email with an explicit description of the flaw

Looks like the year 2011 will be remembered as the year when some people hacked quite a lot of thingies, or whatnot.
Anyways, not cool, hacker(s), not cool at all.

BrotherRool:

NLS:

SupahGamuh:
"Yay, we could hack an old website with old hardware!."

Right... what a bunch of pricks.

More like "Hey, this website is still open to old tricks. id Software, it's time to learn a lesson or two the hard way."
It all depends on how you see it.

Yes exactly, so for all the people who've had their data and passwords compromised it's "Hey, this website is still open to old tricks. Quake fans, it's time to learn ???? the hard way"

Seriously, if hackers were nice people they'd just drop ID an email with an explicit description of the flaw

But it wouldn't be a problem at all right now if they hadn't gone and hacked them.

What's the point of hacking websites to point out their security flaws when you're the only one who seems to be doing it?

Ugh. Nevermind. I'm trying to apply logic to the internet again.

I'm going to go smack myself with a fish to try to knock some sense out of me.

Owlslayer:
Looks like the year 2011 will be remembered as the year when some people hacked quite a lot of thingies, or whatnot.
Anyways, not cool, hacker(s), not cool at all.

Just like the 90's. Well, ya win some ya lose...often.

OT: This is funny, because I was just about to make a thread 'Isn't it kind of strange that the hackings stopped after LulzSec disbanded?'

Well, guess I won't be doing that after all!

I don't care if the Pope swipes the quad damage, I'm kicking them. (When it wears off at least, I may be heartless but I'm not stupid.)

 

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