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#201 Edited by cooljammer00 (2749 posts) -

@mattyftm said:

@cooljammer00: As Rorie said above, official communication on this issue is supposed to go via people far higher up the CBSi food chain. That'll be the primary reason why the issue has been avoided on livestreams and such.

Also, this guy seems to be primarily doing this for the attention. He's not doing anything overly malicious. Everything he has done can be reversed relatively easily. Bans can be reversed. Wiki page deletions can be reversed. Comments about the size of Rories penis can be deleted. It makes for a good show when you're watching it unfold, but it's still just a show. Anyways my point is this - if he's primarily doing it for attention, we should avoid giving him that attention.

Like people who jump the barricade at wrestling shows, or streakers at baseball games.

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#202 Posted by BisonHero (10037 posts) -

@cooljammer00 said:

@mattyftm said:

@cooljammer00: As Rorie said above, official communication on this issue is supposed to go via people far higher up the CBSi food chain. That'll be the primary reason why the issue has been avoided on livestreams and such.

Also, this guy seems to be primarily doing this for the attention. He's not doing anything overly malicious. Everything he has done can be reversed relatively easily. Bans can be reversed. Wiki page deletions can be reversed. Comments about the size of Rories penis can be deleted. It makes for a good show when you're watching it unfold, but it's still just a show. Anyways my point is this - if he's primarily doing it for attention, we should avoid giving him that attention.

Like people who jump the barricade at wrestling shows, or streakers at baseball games.

Or the majority of trolls on the internet, who have nothing better to do with their time than desperately try to get attention by acting out. So yes, let's ignore him as much as we can.

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#203 Edited by lanerobertlane (223 posts) -
@rorie said:

Sorry if anyone felt like we were trying to cover anything up or sweeping anything under the rug - part of the issue is that part of this communication has to be coordinated with CBS legal and PR when things like this happen. This entire thread exists because I was trying to ensure that everyone knew that we had no reason to believe that any user's personal information was compromised - I threw it up very late at night without checking with anyone at CBSi. We're still looking into everything that happened and will try to communicate better in the future if this kind of thing happens again.

For the moment, hopefully you don't feel like we've been uncommunicative in this matter - if you do, I apologize, and we'll try to be more agile in the future. But, as I said, there's some legal stuff involved and I need to get some guidance on that before we really start talking about what happened. Again, there's absolutely no reason to believe that anyone's passwords, billing, email addresses, or account information was accessed. If that had happened, I would rather tell you guys immediately and risk whatever personal consequences there were rather than wait for someone to approve my wording. The only reason I wasn't screaming at you guys to change all your passwords was because we are almost entirely certain that none of your information was affected by this in any way.

I wish I could get into more detail, but again, some of this involves entities well above my pay grade. We'll try to do a post-mortem on this when we're sure that talking about it won't put the site at more risk.

If anyone has any issues with the above, please let me know. I'll check back in on this thread tomorrow, or you can reach me via PM or matthew.rorie@cbsinteractive.com. (I haven't been able to get back to all my PMs today, but I will get back to everyone eventually!)

@rorie: thanks for that clarification, I feel a-lot more at ease now. Apologies for my rant.

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#204 Posted by deathstriker666 (1349 posts) -

@oldirtybearon said:

@deathstriker666 said:

Hitmanagent47 warned us of this. Just before he was banned

I don't think I ever heard why he was banned. Was it because he's a lunatic or did he finally do something against the forum rules?

As I understand it, the mods got tired of his antics when he spammed the forums with a bunch of nonsense ranting. It was pretty funny, but Matty and the rest of the mod team didn't think so.

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#205 Posted by Rorie (3822 posts) -

Since it looks like the furor has died down, I'm going to un-sticky this now.

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#206 Edited by NicksCorner (481 posts) -

Great, thanks for the vigilance Rorie!

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#207 Edited by Rorie (3822 posts) -

@nickscorner: Welcome! All of this is in the adept hands of CBS Information Security at this point. I'll try to let you guys know the outcome when I know it myself.

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#208 Edited by TruthTellah (9796 posts) -

@rorie said:

@nickscorner: Welcome! All of this is in the adept hands of CBS Information Security at this point. I'll try to let you guys know the outcome when I know it myself.

To be honest, "Information Security" kinda sounds like some totalitarian outlet of misinformation and thought police.

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#209 Edited by villainy (788 posts) -

@rorie said:

@nickscorner: Welcome! All of this is in the adept hands of CBS Information Security at this point. I'll try to let you guys know the outcome when I know it myself.

To be honest, "Information Security" kinda sounds like some totalitarian outlet of misinformation and thought police.

My name is Mr. Villainy. CBS. Info Sec. I'm going to need you to answer a few questions.

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#211 Posted by TruthTellah (9796 posts) -

@villainy said:

@truthtellah said:

@rorie said:

@nickscorner: Welcome! All of this is in the adept hands of CBS Information Security at this point. I'll try to let you guys know the outcome when I know it myself.

To be honest, "Information Security" kinda sounds like some totalitarian outlet of misinformation and thought police.

My name is Mr. Villainy. CBS. Info Sec. I'm going to need you to answer a few questions.

Get... get out of my head!!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8IpQ3p5yW4w/UKsOQc_L_bI/AAAAAAAAFkg/5EJnqDZ-NF0/s1600/0Dbrp.gif

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#212 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6617 posts) -

I was there in the chat, it was something to be remembered. Terrifying and amazing all at the same time. Really feels like the hacker was just fucking with us, like it was a game. You know what? It's not, I take my hobby's VERY seriously. Glad it's under control.

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#213 Posted by Alekss (357 posts) -

Dave, where are you?

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#214 Edited by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@alekss said:

Dave, where are you?

In a realm of magic and adventure, riding on the backs of dragons.

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#215 Posted by BisonHero (10037 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@alekss said:

Dave, where are you?

In a realm of magic and adventure, riding on the backs of dragons.

Icewind Dale II again?

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#216 Posted by Rorie (3822 posts) -
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#217 Edited by Arrested_Developer (780 posts) -

I think we all know that this is Dave's fail-safe in case he was ever fired. He doesn't log in for a couple of weeks and it starts burning this mother down.

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#218 Edited by JouselDelka (980 posts) -

thank you rorie for the update

by the way I found it funny that the GB guys are always making fun of 'official talk' and PR lingo, and when they get hacked they resort to the same tone they mock!

but this isn't very funny, I know..