With Comic-Con just around the corner, the Viz Media website was hacked on Saturday, apparently by hackers who go by the handles Warv0x and Krypt0n. Warv0x has taken credit for hacking the PBS website and the Blizzard mobile server in recent weeks.
The first mention of the hacking seems to be a post on the Naruto forums at 4:27 p.m. Saturday. By 8 p.m. there was a note at the top of the forum saying “If you’re experiencing technical issues with the site, know that we are aware of them and working on it. Sorry for any inconvenience.” Neither the Vizanime.com nor the Vizkids.com site was affected, but the Shonen Jump site was hacked the same way as the main site. The site was back to normal by Sunday morning.
A post subsequently appeared at Pastebin.com stating that the site was hacked by “Warv0x & Krypt0n @ Virtual Luminous Security” and the reason given was “Krypt0n: THEY STOLE MY NAME OMFGBBQ.” The stated goal: “Pretty much nothing, just messing around with the box,” and they added: “We do not support defacing, since it’s really skiddish. Our one was due boredom.”
According to Wikipedia, Warv0x is a “self-described gray-hat hacker” who is currently in a rivalry with the hacker group LulzSec.
A screencap of the hacked site, which contains some offensive language, is below the jump.
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