#51 Edited by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

Yeah, if the culprit wants to talk, they should talk it out with the staff. They're fine folks.

We can put aside past issues and talk as reasonable, open-minded adults. :)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/f26ecbf710df781cebaebbda67544d23/tumblr_mhjrn1Cl551qkpjn3o1_500.gif

#52 Posted by mrfluke (5394 posts) -

its most likely the user that did this has a vendetta against the mods

#53 Posted by Demoskinos (15300 posts) -

Yeah, if the culprit wants to talk, they should talk it out with the staff. They're fine folks.

We can put aside past issues and talk as reasonable, open-minded adults. :)

I'm done I can't do this thread anymore. Cute overload to the max.

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#54 Edited by Rorie (3039 posts) -
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#55 Edited by Monkeyman04 (1263 posts) -

@truthtellah: I don't know why, but there is something memorizing about that. I sat for a good 5 mins just watching it.

#56 Edited by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

@rorie said:

@truthtellah: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART

I'M SORRY

But in times of trouble, we must all reflect on what makes the battle so worthwhile...

This is Giant Bomb.
http://tgisfriday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/cutePuppyRolling.gif

#57 Edited by Demoskinos (15300 posts) -
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#58 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

What a strange day it's been. But only on Giant Bomb can hacker drama end in puppies.

#59 Edited by ReverendHunt (341 posts) -

I've not noticed any more disruption than usual. Good to know you guys are on top of things. Other websites in the past have taken a week or more to inform their users, and that's when there was a chance of credentials being lifted.

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#61 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5000 posts) -

I apparently picked a terrible time to go out with friends.

What the hell happened and why are we discussing Rorie's thick veiny wonderful penis?

#62 Edited by punkxblaze (2990 posts) -

This thread represents the best of what giant bomb is. I love this site and all of you. I would post a puppy, but I'm on mobile so that's difficult.

#63 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2471 posts) -

Never forget 5-15-13 gbchat

#64 Posted by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

I apparently picked a terrible time to go out with friends.

What the hell happened and why are we discussing Rorie's thick veiny wonderful penis?

A petulant hacker thought it'd be cool to try once again to mess with Giant Bomb. He disrupted chat during the BioForge livestream through changing cooldowns and banning a bunch of random people. After chat was shutdown, he focused on threads mentioning the attack on chat and used hacked mod authority to edit and delete comments. He took particular issue with Rorie, posting fake messages as him and editing his posts to say ridiculous things like, "My penis is actually just two puppies wrestling."

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#65 Posted by cadwr (55 posts) -

While it isn't good that the breach occurred, this kind of transparency in response to it is one of the many reasons I am glad that I give money to the site every month.

I'm just bummed that I had to stop watching the livestream and chat to get some writing done and missed everything that happened.

On an unrelated note, it is so good to have you back @rorie.

#66 Edited by MoonwalkSA (440 posts) -

This is what happens when there's no Dave!

In all seriousness, though, thanks for the update Rorie and it's great to hear that nothing too serious was compromised.

#67 Posted by Y2Ken (1363 posts) -

I have every faith in you guys to keep us up-to-date with what's happening at these times, which is the best thing you can do in a situation like that, and every faith in Rorie's manhood.

#68 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5000 posts) -

@truthtellah: That's actually pretty damn funny. Sad I missed it.

#69 Edited by poisonmonkey (379 posts) -

Thanks for the update Rorie, glad to know the account info etc is safe and sound

#70 Edited by ArbitraryWater (12261 posts) -

Internet hacker gangs strike again. Is no man safe? Is no man's manhood safe? Clearly... puppies are the right answer.

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#71 Edited by sirdesmond (1267 posts) -

Poor Rorie's penis.

#72 Edited by Pie (7119 posts) -

Shit, I fell asleep before the good stuff.

#73 Edited by Rorie (3039 posts) -
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#74 Posted by JackSukeru (5995 posts) -

@rorie said:

our Moriarty seems to be both talented and dedicated,

Don't flatter it so much.

#75 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

Huh? Why would someone hack this site and verbally assault Rorie's puppies manhood? There isn't anything to gain from a site such as this is there? Won't someone please think of the puppies!

@truthtellah: Dude! Enough pupping around! My puppy threshold has been ex...ceed....ed.....

Puppy Falling Asleep

#76 Edited by myketuna (1771 posts) -
@rorie said:
I’m not going to guarantee that it won’t, as our Moriarty seems to be both talented and dedicated, but at least we know more about how to protect our site than we did this morning.

Maybe that's all the guy wanted, hopefully?

Anyway, crazy someone did this in the first place. Though, like you said, not unexpected. Hope everything checks out regarding usernames and passwords and such. I'd have to go changing every password again for the umpteenth time.

#77 Edited by TruthTellah (9534 posts) -

@supamon said:

@truthtellah: Dude! Enough pupping around! My puppy threshold has been ex...ceed....ed.....

Sorry...

http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/Bashful-Imgur.gif

#78 Edited by DarthOrange (3921 posts) -

Awww I missed the whole fiasco. That's what I get for taking a nap :(

http://i.imgur.com/btvr2.gif

#79 Edited by IanYarborough (155 posts) -

@rorie: I nominate ZODIAC MF as the culprit. I mean, c'mon. Miss that guy. . .*sigh*.

#80 Posted by Scratch (628 posts) -

So Giant Bomb is popular enough to get hacked now. Guess that's an optimistic way to look at it.

#81 Edited by LegendaryChopChop (1263 posts) -

Fucking people on here can be the worst, but it's nobody I know that would actually be a premium member here. It reminds me of when people stole Vinny's StarCraft CD key on that stream, and then these hacks and exploits somewhere among us (hopefully not people who are truly site-diehards), do some crap like this.

Great for the puppy pictures, but shame on whoever did this exploit. Hopefully all returns to normal.

#82 Edited by Red12b (9086 posts) -

@rorie:

. . .

Thats all well and good Rorie, but, the one thing that is bothering me about all this is,

What is the size of your penis?

#83 Posted by Red12b (9086 posts) -

@rorie said:

@truthtellah: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART

I'M SORRY

But in times of trouble, we must all reflect on what makes the battle so worthwhile...

This is Giant Bomb.

I'm sorry but I must interject

This is Giant Bomb.

#84 Posted by Sweep (9034 posts) -
@mrfluke said:

its most likely the user that did this has a vendetta against the mods

We are very unreasonable, yes.

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#85 Edited by MattyFTM (14442 posts) -

Rorie has been absolutely awesome through all of this. It's obviously a really stressful situation to be in, but he held his cool and kept everything under control (well, as much control as is possible when a hacker has access to your account, anyway). He's barely had enough time to settle into his new role, and he's been thrown into situations like this. Here is something he posted in a PM with the mods:

Yeah, it's probably that this gentleman is accessing the site through a few staff accounts. So he can probably read this PM thread and such. If that's the case, then hello! GiantBomb can use every page hit we can get, so we appreciate your business. Please sign up for a premium account if you enjoy the content that we provide.

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#86 Posted by Eltono (1 posts) -

Looks like i picked a great day to sign up!

#87 Posted by gbrading (2185 posts) -

Giant Bomb is not alone in this unfortunately. There have been a fair share of hackings over at GameSpot, and other CBS sites. Staff and Mod accounts got hacked; it wasn't pleasant. Sorry GB is having to go through it as well. :(

#88 Edited by Sweep (9034 posts) -

@gbrading said:

Giant Bomb is not alone in this unfortunately. There have been a fair share of hackings over at GameSpot, and other CBS sites. Staff and Mod accounts got hacked; it wasn't pleasant. Sorry GB is having to go through it as well. :(

Meh. I think our site is goofy and erratic enough that most people probably won't notice the difference anyway :D

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#89 Edited by Meltbrain (2978 posts) -

Thanks for the update, Master of Puppies.

It was weird to see that whole thing unfold. The worst part was that it temporarily took my attention away from the BioForge stream, which was utterly fantastic.

#90 Posted by kerse (2124 posts) -

@sweep said:

@gbrading said:

Giant Bomb is not alone in this unfortunately. There have been a fair share of hackings over at GameSpot, and other CBS sites. Staff and Mod accounts got hacked; it wasn't pleasant. Sorry GB is having to go through it as well. :(

Meh. I think our site is goofy and erratic enough that most people probably won't notice the difference anyway :D

I watched the live show and didn't notice until I saw this thread and its 4 am now lol.

#91 Posted by SexyToad (2722 posts) -

Why was this locked before?

#92 Posted by t3hgam3r (31 posts) -

Good to know you duders can get stuff in ship shape after this sort of thing.

#93 Posted by RazielCuts (2997 posts) -

In todays DOTA stream and people are getting banned again :(

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#94 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2471 posts) -

Oh god it's happening again!

#95 Edited by McGhee (6075 posts) -

@rorie: This has not been fixed. People are being banned in the Dota chat right now.

#98 Posted by MX (247 posts) -

This one was even more savage

#99 Posted by t3hgam3r (31 posts) -

Can't help but feel like I jinxed it. :(

#100 Edited by Splodge (2056 posts) -

think the whole stream is down now :((