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Resistance's community website hacked by hackers

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Hackers took a few months off after taking down the PlayStation Network and a number of other websites, but it appears their vacation is over. Only a week after defacing the Steam forums and digging into users' personal information, hackers have apparently targeted MyResistance and GlobalResistance, two Resistance websites run by Sony.

Both the community side, MyResistance, and the strategy game, Global Resistance, were taken offline due to an intrusion from hackers, though Sony has confirmed that no credit card information has been taken (because neither website actually collects credit card information). "SCEA discovered unexpected activity on its Resistance website, MyResistance.net, which includes the Resistance forums and the online free strategy game, Global Resistance," Sony told Kotaku. "As a result, the website was taken down. MyResistance.net does not collect any credit card information, and we are working to get the site back up as soon as possible." 

In other words, they don't have your credit card information, but they probably have your e-mail address, and they may have your password, too. That is, of course, unless Sony learned from its mistakes and made sure to encrypt the passwords this time. If they did make sure to encrypt it this time, than the hackers likely have a bunch of e-mail addresses they really can't do anything with. If they didn't, well, than you may want to change any shared passwords, and prepare for a lot of outrage from security experts, lawyers, and the gaming community.

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  • oddprophet - November 14, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    Hey! I go on that website! Does that mean I can sue them now or do I have to have a 'reason'?
  • IceSickle - November 14, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    Ah, the Department of Redundancy Department strikes again.
  • christian-shaffer - November 14, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    I would have thought dolphins were the culprits.
  • suicidali - November 14, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    Hacked by hackers? As opposed to... Plankton? Anyway, I really don't get what these guys' motives are. The PSN hacking made some sense at least, but...
  • ultimatepunchrod - November 14, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    PSN passwords weren't encrypted but they were protected by another technique. In other words, they weren't stored in plain text like many people think because Sony's PR sucked it up big time during that thing. Anyway hackers need to go away. Stop ruining it for the rest of us. Why hack Steam? Valve showers people with nothing but love. Why hack this? It holds no valuable information. It doesn't make any sense to me.

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