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Official Blu-ray site gets hacked

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Dec 2007 18:34 User comments (38)

Official Blu-ray site gets hacked Last night, the official Blu-ray Disc Association website was hacked, and anyone trying to visit the site was redirected to the official HD DVD site.
Any internet user attempting to visit blu-raydisc.com were instead redirected to the HD DVD camp's lookandsoundofperfect.com web site. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for hacking the site and neither the BDA nor the HD DVD Promotions Group have made an official response.

All I can say is I hope that the hack was not started by a company in the HD DVD camp.

Source:
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38 user comments

122.12.2007 20:47

this was probably some uber-fanboy, the kind i hope get bad pressed discs

222.12.2007 20:58

haha, next on the list, hack playstation.com and redirect it to xbox.com lol

322.12.2007 21:09

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422.12.2007 21:22

Originally posted by jarrod40:
haha, next on the list, hack playstation.com and redirect it to xbox.com lol

looks whos a stupid fanboy now.

522.12.2007 21:27
26r0cK
Inactive

lollll desparate HD-DVD fanboyz.

622.12.2007 21:29

Hahahaha, thats awesome.

722.12.2007 22:20

still hilarious. cant believe that happened. haha

822.12.2007 22:45
camaro17
Inactive

i bet hughjars did it lol.

922.12.2007 23:18

Not a real surprise from the red ants thats about the only headlines they can get.

1022.12.2007 23:35

i was wondering if the happy-ray fanboys would strike back... but lol, they not smart enough

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1123.12.2007 0:03

I am surprised that this hasn't happened to HD DVD's site yet, with all the fanboys and there "Blu-Ray is looks and sounds than HD DVD" spouts a redirect from lookandsoundofperfect.com to blu-raydisc.com sounds more like something that would happen instead of the events that occurred.

Anyway, its funny to see the sites getting attacked. I am kind of surprised they didn't just DDoS it instead of a redirect though.

1223.12.2007 0:42

This was really bound to happen sooner or later. It always does when there is on-going conflict.

1323.12.2007 3:57
WierdName
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Heh, I wonder what fanboy did that. Intellectual debate has seemed to disperse to be replaced by fighting and stupid stuff like this...

1423.12.2007 4:48

Originally posted by weird0:
i was wondering if the gay-ray fanboys would strike back... but lol, (((((they not smart enough)))))
Are you serious? If you are going to try to bash people lets at lest make it sound like you attended one day of school.

1523.12.2007 4:51
nobrainer
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See now with the Orwellian propertarian anti consumer DRM lock outs with Blu-Ray its not surprising that ppl don't want the format controlled by the MPAA to screw us over even more that sony's XCP rootkit, and are just voicing their opinion.

The MPAA/RIAA (SONY) PR would have you believe that ppl don't care or know about DRM but this is not the case. Sony please stop screwing us all over with you lockouts and limitations of media WE own!

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1623.12.2007 8:58

some microsoft fan, just lame they just can't accpet the fact that 50 is more than 30

1723.12.2007 10:14

That's kinda funny. I guess die-hard fanboys will stop at nothing. At least it was something funny.

1823.12.2007 11:21

W

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1923.12.2007 11:24

Whats actually funny is that theres some idiot fanboy who has the time on his hands to do this.
Sure, I keep up on the format war, but I haven't chosen either side as of yet - because dual-players will emerge as the most viable format and I will have the best of both worlds.
These fanboys (on this site included) are incredibly confusing to me. I don't understand how someone can throw their unwavering support behind some corporations product when they don't give a rat's ass about you as long you buy their product and fatten their wallets. Do any of you fight this vigorously over the Pepsi VS Coke debate? Or Reebok VS Nike? Chev VS Ford? Do you praise the tax-man as well, cause he loves to take your money just as much as Sony or Toshiba.

Besides, in the end whichever one wins out, the fanboys of the losing format will have to switch sides, so what will you all say then?

Though the more realistic outcome will be that dual-format players will dominate.
The companies behind the development of these formats have thrown too much money into them to simply abandon them. Do HD-DVD fanboys really think that Sony will simply drop Blu-ray and start producing HD-DVD discs?
Or that Toshiba and the host of other HD-DVD producers will suddenly do the opposite?

And in the event of a dual-format generation, fanboys of both sides will need to get the other format to get all the exclusive movies.
Is anyone that stubborn that they would not buy a player for their hated format and miss out on movies?
I don't understand that kind of devotion to a corporation that cares so little for you.
Get real people. They are an entertainment medium and nothing more.

2023.12.2007 11:38

zomg roflcopter lolz!1!! blu ray dudes should just come up and buss the hddvd site in the mouff

2123.12.2007 13:00

@tripp
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@weird0
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2223.12.2007 13:25

bunch of haters.

2323.12.2007 13:56

I'm kinda curious why this is still marked on the homepage as "Less than 15 minutes ago"

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2423.12.2007 14:01

My brain thinks it could be a viral marketing campaign to show that BR has sold out to HDVD.......it could be as likely as HDVD paying off some hackers.

In any case it makes for interesting rumors.

2523.12.2007 15:20

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
My brain thinks it could be a viral marketing campaign to show that BR has sold out to HDVD.......it could be as likely as HDVD paying off some hackers.

In any case it makes for interesting rumors.
Sometimes the way your mind works makes me wonder Zippy ;)

Interesting thought though.

Whoever is responsible for this one, a lot can be said for a well trained hacker with a sense of humor!

2623.12.2007 15:26

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
My brain thinks it could be a viral marketing campaign to show that BR has sold out to HDVD.......it could be as likely as HDVD paying off some hackers.

In any case it makes for interesting rumors.
Sometimes the way your mind works makes me wonder Zippy ;)

Interesting thought though.

Whoever is responsible for this one, a lot can be said for a well trained hacker with a sense of humor!
my mind works? =0_o=
LOL

but still its a interesting thing alone it dosent amount to much add future events and ti still dosent amount to much but its interesting non the less :P

2723.12.2007 15:51
varnull
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Quote:
Whoever is responsible for this one, a lot can be said for a well trained hacker with a sense of humor!
Top marks for the humour.. but the site had more holes than my fishnets.

2823.12.2007 15:54

Originally posted by varnull:
Quote:
Whoever is responsible for this one, a lot can be said for a well trained hacker with a sense of humor!
Top marks for the humour.. but the site had more holes than my fishnets.
Yaarrr but ye fishnets are better concealed ^_~

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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2923.12.2007 21:36
vinny13
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I bet you any money that they paid off some cracka hacker fanboy to do it... Can't wait to see that article ;P

3024.12.2007 9:06

Originally posted by vinny13:
I bet you any money that they paid off some cracka hacker fanboy to do it... Can't wait to see that article ;P
What exactly would be the difference between your normal garden variety hacker, and a "cracka hacker"? Just out of curiousity. ;)

3124.12.2007 9:07
psplvanub
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all i can really say is that ive seen a hell of a lot more blu-ray players than HD DVD players but im not taking sides, im more into psp stuff. but that was a classic hack and it gave me summat to laugh about, so sorta thx for dat.

in a BIT

3224.12.2007 10:41
vinny13
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
I bet you any money that they paid off some cracka hacker fanboy to do it... Can't wait to see that article ;P
What exactly would be the difference between your normal garden variety hacker, and a "cracka hacker"? Just out of curiousity. ;)
An everyday hacker does this kind of stuff for fun where as a cracka hacker is like a fanboy that has probably been trying to do this for months and is probably throwing a parade right now. The life of that cracka hacker depended on this.

3324.12.2007 10:43

Ok. Got it. I've added that to my dictionary. Thanks for clarifying!
:P



3424.12.2007 16:36

As long as blu-ray wins I really don't care of what happens in the war.

3524.12.2007 17:21
vinny13
Inactive

Originally posted by 21Q:
As long as blu-ray wins I really don't care of what happens in the war.
Lol

3625.12.2007 5:26
nobrainer
Inactive

Originally posted by nobrainer:
See now with the Orwellian propertarian anti consumer DRM lock outs with Blu-Ray its not surprising that ppl don't want the format controlled by the MPAA to screw us over even more that sony's XCP rootkit, and are just voicing their opinion.

The MPAA/RIAA (SONY) PR would have you believe that ppl don't care or know about DRM but this is not the case. Sony please stop screwing us all over with you lockouts and limitations of media WE own!
@ 21Q

do you even know what and who the MPAA are and how restrictive they are making all content, fronted by sony, disney and fox paid lobbyists?
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3728.12.2007 19:06

LOL!!! i love this well done to whomever did this now the blu-ray camp will come up with something to counter this. :)

382.1.2008 17:28
goodswipe
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lol, one word, AWESOME.

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