Eidos, Deus Ex websites hacked, personal info stolen

Friday, 13th May 2011 07:50 GMT By Jessica Citizen

The public websites for Eidos and its upcoming game Deus Ex: Human Revolution were apparently “defaced and plundered” in an attack on Wednesday, believed to have its origins within hacktivist group Anonymous.

The message left on the hacked Deus Ex website

More than 9,000 resumes (no, really) were stolen, as well as personal information belonging to roughly 80,000 registered users on the Deus Ex website.

That’s bad enough, but it gets worse – KrebsOnSecurity has posted chat logs from the alleged culprits, discussing whether or not to leak the “src”. While this is probably “just” the code for the websites in question, speculations suggest that it could be the source code for the unreleased game.

While it’s said that Anonymous is behind this latest attack, the splinter group responsible is actually the one who turned on the hactivist group earlier this week. Following the targeted hack on Eidos, it seems to be imploding faster than ever.

An observer (who, understandably, asked not to be named), explains that this is part of the group’s dynamic: “This is how those guys roll: One day they work together, the next they war. They drop dox [information] on each other like it’s a game.”

“Its psychotic behavior like I have never seen,” the observer continues. “It’s like they hate each other but will work together on certain ops if it suits them, but then might turn on each other in the end … and then laugh it off.”

The news comes just days after Sony told U.S. Congress that Anonymous members “may” have been responsible for the hack that resulted in the takedown of the PlayStation Network and compromised more than 100 million accounts.

Thanks, Kotaku!



  1. OrbitMonkey

    Hahahaha! Their EVERYWHERE turn off your pc’s!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Christopher Jack

    The worst part is, they’re doing it all for the lulz, what low-lifes.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    “….speculations suggest that it could be the source code for the unreleased game.”

    How does hacking the promo site get you the source code for the game? 0_o

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    I smell PR stunt

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    People register for PR web sites with their REAL details?

    Freek’s right – I can’t imagine that they could’ve ever gotten to the source for the game via a promotional web site. Although having said that, I’ve equally no idea why they’d have their CV database on the same machine.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hunam

    You can submit your resume/CV to them via that site, I’d imagine that’s the ones they got.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. NeoSquall

    Why don’t they just lay on their single beds and DIE by starvation?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mojo

    4: PR Stunt?
    “Hey we lost nearly 100k user info”

    Freek: depends on how their network is built.
    If they are hosting that site on their own servers in the same network where other machines with possible source code is, then its possible.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. OlderGamer

    Getting time to break out some retro gaming. Lets see em hack my SNES!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Shonak

    It’s most probably not a PR Stunt but if so, it would fit the game perfectly. After all, Deus Ex includes heavily hacking and is actually the only game this year who does so afaik.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. galaxy366

    Who’s next, EA?

    Man those ”Hackers” can die! >:(

    #11 4 years ago

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