Heroes of Newerth Hacker Claims Valve is Easy Target
The Heroes of Newerth hacker may go after League of Legends next.
When Heroes of Newerth, the fantasy theme multiplayer combat arena game, got hacked earlier this week, the person claiming responsibility popped up on Reddit to hold an impromptu Ask Me Anything. In the course of the conversation he claimed, among other things, that Valve was an easy target, and that "I guess I'll do LoL next, as this was so funny."
The alleged hacker - according to his own report, a security network engineer in Belarus - did it for kicks, he claimed; he doesn't play the game, and only went after Heroes of Newerth because a friend on IRC suggested it. When asked why he'd done it "for malicious intent" rather than, say, giving everyone tons of gold, his response was "how would that have been fun?" He was willing to tell people how the hack had been achieved, but not until the developer had patched the exploit. "They still haven't," he claimed.
For those wondering whether Valve is next on the hit list, though he does claim "it wouldn't be too hard to compromise them," he hasn't seriously looked at the problem yet. He's getting too much fun from his current exploits to start planning others.
The full text of the AMA can be found here.
Source: PC Gamer
"In the course of the conversation he claimed, among other things, that Valve was an easy target, and that "I guess I'll do LoL next, as this was so funny."
Wait, what does Valve has anything to do with this? Don't you mean S2?
And yeah... S2 is famed for having a shit internet security, go and google how they were taken down by some kids for a week or so using a simple DDoS attack. It would make a nice context for your article.
Edit: As for the rest, ill believe it when i see it. TBH he seems like an attention whore who decided to hack one of the games with the lowest level of security nowdays.
Valve = DotA 2
S2 Games = Heroes of Newerth
Riot Games = League of Legends
A prior HoN hacker now goes to hack LoL?
A prior HoN hacker now goes to hack DotA 2?
A prior HoN hacker now goes to hack first LoL and then DotA 2?
Aaaand this is how the story of leaked Half Life 3 began. Truly the world works in a cycle!
not gonna lie, im gonna laugh when this guy trys to hack one of these guys and gets burned by one of their in house electronic security techs.
I'm kind of confused as to why out of three companies/games mentioned, you used a picture from LoL. The title is about Valve. The article is mostly about how HoN was hacked, and yet LoL screen cap.
If he takes down LoL, I will be pretty pissed, because people like this are asinine, and that game is my favorite time waster.
What a douche bag. There's not a lot else to say really.