Eidos Montreal hacked

Resumes, e-mail addresses compromised in latest attack on gaming website; online presence currently offline.

As the PlayStation Network outage enters its third week, another gaming site has found itself the victim of a hack attack. In a statement released this morning, Square Enix subsidiary Eidos Montreal said its site had been assaulted by cyber criminals.

Hacking doesn't just happen in the future.

"Square Enix can confirm a group of hackers gained access to parts of our Eidosmontreal.com website, as well as two of our product sites," the company said in a statement. "We immediately took the sites offline to assess how this had happened and what had been accessed, then took further measures to increase the security of these and all of our websites." The websites are now back online.

Eidos Montreal also offered an assessment done by the online intrusion. The company said that some 350 resumes had been compromised, along with up to 25,000 e-mail addresses. Since the e-mail addresses were given for product updates, no credit card info or other potentially dangerous information was stolen.

"No dissemination or misappropriation of any other personal information has been identified at this point," the company said. "We take the security of our websites extremely seriously and employ strict measures, which we test regularly, to guard against this sort of incident."

Founded in May 2007, Eidos Montreal is currently putting the finishing touches on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which is due out August 23. The PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 game is the third installment in the cyberpunk series that started with 2000's Deus Ex and continued with 2004's Deus Ex: Invisible War. Like its predecessors, it will be an action role-playing title set in the not-so distant future that will let players go through the game with a focus on combat, stealth, hacking, or even social interactions

Deus Ex will be available in two versions: The regular $60 edition and a $70 Augmented Edition. The latter will include premium packaging for the game, a 40-page art book, a DVD with behind-the-scenes features, and a motion graphic novel included on a bonus disc. Players who preorder from specialty retailer GameStop will get a new mission--complete with a cameo from original Deus Ex protagonist JC Denton--as well as in-game assists in the form of a grenade launcher, explosives, and an automatic lock pick.

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251 comments
cshourihan
cshourihan

@Manuel24 Two wonderful things in my book. If you can get away with something, you have the right to do it. That's a law of nature right thurr.

Manuel24
Manuel24

2011 its a time of great hacking and pirating

Manuel24
Manuel24

@hiragusi its call ironic..not funny.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@s2i2p2i2o That's very true, BUT the point is that 90% of these reactions are without good reasons. Not every paid service is better then a free service. For example: The fact that you need to pay 390 euro's for a legal Windows 7 Ultimate doesn't make it better then Ubuntu Linux. That a Mac pro costs like 1600 euro's doesn't make it better then my 1600 euro home made pc ;)

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@hirasugi That made me laugh. Why is everyone getting hacked right now? Sony Michael's now this what's next?

gamerpro15
gamerpro15

This is getting really old really fast

Hirasugi
Hirasugi

This sucks But am I the only one that finds it funny that the creators of Deus Ex, the cyberpunk, hacker centric, bleak reflection of technological abuse is the target of this. I blame JC Denton...he wants his game back!!!

Shawndox
Shawndox

Great, who's next on the hackers' list?

Shawndox
Shawndox

Great, who's next on the hackers' list?

sealverevil
sealverevil

All that for some email addresses? Lame. Now please go away.

s2i2p2i2o
s2i2p2i2o

@jemoedr You don't have to be an xbot just cause you think that live is better than PSN. As long as you have a REASON for having that opinion, other than that "it's for xbox" then it's a valid opinion imo. That doesn't how ever mean that you should go around and post that opinion all over forums :P in short, not all live fans are xbots

Azghouls
Azghouls

I sense another delay here for Deus Ex 3.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Hackers = Retards There we go easiest comparison of the day :) I seriously don't get them guys.. They actually have no lives worth living if this is how they get their kicks.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@woonsa i'd rather see microsoft there so that those xbox fanboys finally stop shouting how xbox live is better ;) And then no longer then a week, after that all these hackers should stop. Then we all can go gaming and have fun again :)

BK-Sleeper
BK-Sleeper

@jemoedr I noticed that too! lmao

woonsa
woonsa

Put activision or EA on top of your list please. Thank you.

jemoedr
jemoedr

First it starts as news, then it changes in a commercial...

juliano001
juliano001

Let them rot in prison for 15 years for hacking companies. They will never do this again. Not to mention that they will came out of prision butterflies. lol.

juliano001
juliano001

Fack, a new passtime for hackers. Annoying game sites and game companies. Bastards. Hey hackers, go date some girl, ok ?

organbank
organbank

Let us at least be reasonable about the cause of the current spate of hacking. IMO, because the gaming industry is such a boring turgid cesspool flooded with generic shooters people (kids) are getting bored and would much prefer to play a game called 'lets hack a multi-national company and see if we cna make then lose millions of $' rather than play COD, Halo, BF, >insert generic shooter here

zeebenzene
zeebenzene

don't be stupid enough to put your info online people. the interwebs are dangerous place.

SuddenEvil
SuddenEvil

Hackers.....you aren't impressing anyone. You can stop now.

jockie_chan
jockie_chan

Kids these days are hacking without a quarter-decent motive... Probably some pathetic basement-dweller was unhappy with what they've seen of the game and felt the urge to mess around with their site.

DanC1989
DanC1989

What is the world coming to...

SLRMC93
SLRMC93

yep.......its the video game apocalypse.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

is it just me or does this sound like a publicity stunt? hoping on the sony bandwagon to get there game more publicity, why target eidos montreal? the only reason would be to for deus ex and no company is gonna put a game on a network that can be hacked from the outside this why intranets are used and any hacker that could get in there would know that already i call shenanigans!

zidan4000
zidan4000

@Spahettificator or they could at least make hacking useful , like hacking a bank to steal some cash , or hacking the electricity company and giving everyone free juice or hacking youtube to delete justin bieber videos .

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Hackers are Low-Life Scum! They'll never be anything more.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Okay, this hacking is getting ridiculous.

Guggu
Guggu

@Zackarias-313: Well, you could say sites like Facebook promotes identity theft, considering how lacking their security has proved to be, time and time again. If I ever get my identity stolen, it is less likely that it will be because they found something on me in a government database, but rather through one of these companies that keeps personal credentials indefinitely. It's kind of unnerving when you actually think about it really; how much power some of these corporations really have. I use Facebook, Google and an iPhone daily. They could basically make a map of my daily life and watch my every move if they just put all the gathered information together. That in turn would make them the first corporate Big Brother government. ^_^

fattass21
fattass21

someone needs to go outside and see the sun light -_-

Zackarias-313
Zackarias-313

Even the Pentagon's been hacked, people. There's a way around everything. People who've never used a credit card or never had access to the internet have had their identity stolen. The thing is, computers and the internet allow everyone to see and do just about anything, both good and bad, and nowadays everything is connected through those means, which can have both good and disastrous effects.

Raykuza
Raykuza

Cyber-criminalism is getting irritating at this point. Especially the public's reaction considering the vast majority of you have no real idea how security even works or why it's so difficult.

Rovelius
Rovelius

Are hackers getting into the "I can do it, too ! :D" mindset or what?

system3142
system3142

oh the ten dollar prostitution... even denton's on the list..

DesertLynx83
DesertLynx83

I don't get how hacking Deus Ex's website would delay the game's release.

spoonOFknife
spoonOFknife

I think it's a good warning to other companies.. if you think your security is good enough, it isn't. Fix that * up before your customer's data gets stolen

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Can we please reclassify hacking as a capital offense?

Yams1980
Yams1980

hackers are getting into these sites too easily, I have no confidence any more in these crappy big corporations so call security. im glad i didnt have any credit card info on the sony site... that i know of at least :|

malatato
malatato

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squall_83
squall_83

@Spahettificator I'm pretty sure the ketchup factory doesn't have a dedicated line of ketchup for putting only in small packets. That nasty stuff would surely find it's way into the bottle in your fridge too. lol.

squall_83
squall_83

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brownba3
brownba3

Interesting - could be the hackers were trying to get a playable demo/version of the game before Aug. Remember these hackers - or people with similar talents are the ones who find the cheats/make the trainers for the games.... Agree that I wish they wouldn't do it - or hack the companies making the games I want to play - or my emails, or send malware, or...,etc - but is an unfortunate reality that the economics of the skill make it worth it for them - other companies/competitors pay for info or disruption to their production schedules, spammers pay for email addresses, social phishing - you name it lots of reasons for these technically gifted, morally/judicially (?) challenged individuals to hack - and all sorts of reasons they personally use to justify it to themselves and others. Glad Eidos is back on line - hope that it doesn't disrupt/push back the production - or harm the company