Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works on Security

February 5, 2011 -

MMO publisher Frogster says that it will not give in to the demands of a hacker who is trying blackmail the company over issues with Runes of Magic community management. The hacker issued a litany of demands last month and threatened to release payment and account details of thousands of Runes of Magic users if his demands went unanswered.

He showed his seriousness by releasing details from 2000 accounts. The data is from 2007, so much of it is outdated, but Frogster made a statement in January saying that it had done a number of things to insure the security and integrity of Runes of Magic account data.

The company claims that after the publication of the threat, it inspected all of its systems for vulnerabilities and backdoors, implemented new firewalls, added new user privileges and passwords, and further security measures.

The company says that it takes protecting its players and their data very seriously. Frogster COO Dirk Weyel says that his company will not negotiate with hackers. Instead the company contacted the police last month, and an investigation is still ongoing.

Source: GI.biz


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Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

Sure the guy can claim freedom of speech, but not all forms of speech are protected.

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

I will just laugh and laugh and laugh if the stupid motherfucker who did this gets his ass thrown in jail. And I know he's a stupid motherfucker because in his initial demands, he ranted about FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!! like all stupid motherfuckers on the internet, and does not seem to realize that this does not apply to privately owned websites. Doubly so because Frogster is a German company.

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

Freedom of speech could potentially be a legitimate demand hard to tell without context. What were his other demands.

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Andrew Eisen

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

Thanks for the pic. Don't know anything about this game specificaly especially from the employee side of things but these are problems that all online games have. Not exactly the best way to get them to fix the problems though the acount security will get beefed up. Oh well looks like somoene is gonna be looking for a new job once they figure out who it was.

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

I don't remember, but he was talking about how the mods should never delete or move threads because FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

But let me give you a little tip: if someone demands freedom of speech on a message board, they are a colossal fuckwit who is probably angry that they got called on or punished for being a colossal fuckwit.

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

Not necessarily. I remember there being a bit of trouble a while back because of a certain company closing any and all threads that were critical of their drm.

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

Hm, okay, that is fair.

But "freedom of speech" still does not apply to privately owned message boards, and while the people calling for it were not being colossal fuckwits, they were still being stupid.

Re: Frogster Ignores Runes of Magic Hacker Demands, Works ...

Take THAT, hacker bitches!

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