Cheap Ass Gamer site taken offline following hack

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:48 GMT

Cheap Ass Gamer, a prime destination for video game deals, was recently hacked and defaced.

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Cheap Ass Gamer, a video game deals website that’s been around for years, was hacked in the last 48 hours. The site’s homepage was defaced, with the top header displaying a “why are you here?” message.

Strangely, the homepage later displayed personal details of a person the hackers claim is a child molester. Here’s what it used to show, as captured by NeoGAF.

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The site has since been taken offline and now displays the following message: “We’re making some essential improvements to the site, and hope to have everything up and running by 10am PST/1pm EST. Thanks for your patience!”

It’s unclear at this time what user details, if any, were compromised. We’ll update the story when more information is released.

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