Eidos, Deus Ex websites hacked, personal info stolen

Friday, 13 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!