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Uplink website hacked by The Laughing Man?

Postby Chris » Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:35 am

Hello,

It appears our main website (www.uplink.co.uk) has been taken over by a hacker calling himself The Laughing Man. Apologies for this, but we're currently locked our of our admin panels and can't repair the damage until we regain control. We're in contact with our web provider and normal service should be resumed soon.

We'll let you know more as we find out how this happened.

Chris
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Postby Darksun » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:04 pm

What's the smell....
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Postby RoystonD12 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:05 pm

Chris this smells like you having a laugh :)

Not many hackers post copyright info on their pages, plus the demo's a little well done, isn't it? plus the whole introversion thing in the outro!

Nice one though.

What are you pushing? expansion for uplink or such?
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Postby ReflectingGod » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:30 pm

Seems highly unlikely Chris would go to the trouble of making and stickying this post if this wasn't some kind of publicity stunt... :P

Plus he's still hanging around the forum an hour after the post, waiting for a reaction, methinks...
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Postby Flamekebab » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:02 pm

*thinks of beno*
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Postby Mr. Roboto » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:03 pm

I've been rooting through what "Laughing Man" had to offer on his site. There seems to be a lot of files and such relating to "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex."

A project Chris has been working on behind our backs, or just a fansite?
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Postby ReflectingGod » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:12 pm

Flamekebab wrote:*thinks of beno*


OMFG OMFG LOLOLROFLASLOMG!!!111!!!1!!!

WHo haxOrd mY ForUm? I;ll geT my LaWyer on j00!!!111!!

Ahh, the memories... :P
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Postby Darksun » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:29 pm

Mr. Roboto wrote:I've been rooting through what "Laughing Man" had to offer on his site. There seems to be a lot of files and such relating to "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex."

A project Chris has been working on behind our backs, or just a fansite?


Ghost in the Shell is (apparantly) an Anime series. Just ask people in #uplink about it, there's plenty who know about it. It has a lot to do with hacking and stuff, and apparantly one of the hackers can hack peoples brains and make people see the laughing man logo instead of the persons face. Or something.
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Postby LLamaBoy » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:43 pm

Darksun wrote:
Mr. Roboto wrote:I've been rooting through what "Laughing Man" had to offer on his site. There seems to be a lot of files and such relating to "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex."

A project Chris has been working on behind our backs, or just a fansite?


Ghost in the Shell is (apparantly) an Anime series. Just ask people in #uplink about it, there's plenty who know about it. It has a lot to do with hacking and stuff, and apparantly one of the hackers can hack peoples brains and make people see the laughing man logo instead of the persons face. Or something.


Close enough. Ghost in the Shell was a movie, and a spin-off anime series appeared later on called Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex. The Laughing Man appeared in the series and, as Darksun pointed out, could hack into the cybernetic implants that people had installed in their brains in order to alter their perception of him. Or something.
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Postby elDiablo » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:57 pm

=o

Oh noes! Website hacked!

It can't be real! *cough*

Come on, play the game =(
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Postby The Laughing Man » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:00 pm

Why Chris, did you not enjoy the changes I made?
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Postby Rkiver » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:16 pm

Wondering how long it would take for that to be posted......
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Postby false » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:33 pm

The Laughing Man wrote:Why Chris, did you not enjoy the changes I made?
*licks The Laughing Man*
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Postby Ebola » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:34 pm

*licks false*
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Postby prophile » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:42 pm

Hmmmz

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