Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
November 23, 2014
arrowPress Releases
November 23, 2014
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Cloud source host Code Spaces hacked, developers lose code
Cloud source host Code Spaces hacked, developers lose code
June 18, 2014 | By Christian Nutt




Today, SVN and Git source repository Code Spaces announced that it's down for the count after hackers took control of its back-end -- and destroyed its code repositories in retribution after system admins attempted to regain control of the site.

According to a statement published on its website -- which is now down -- hackers took control of Code Spaces and attempted to ransom it. When admins attempted to regain control of the system, the hackers destroyed its archives in retaliation: "most of our data, backups, machine configurations and offsite backups were either partially or completely deleted," Code Spaces' statement read.

During that process, at least two game developers have lost code: Ian Stocker of Magical Time Bean, developer of Escape Goat 2, has lost access to earlier revisions of his project which were stored on the service and are now destroyed. Bounden developers Game Oven were also affected, according to a tweet from designer Adriaan de Jongh.

The attack highlights a danger of storing code in the cloud that is not always considered.

Earlier today, the Code Spaces site was still up, but it is now unresponsive. The message it displayed said, in part, "... at this point in time we have no alternative but to cease trading and concentrate on supporting our affected customers in exporting any remaining data they have left with us." This statement is still viewable via Google cache.


Related Jobs

Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[11.22.14]

Lead Game Designer - Infinity Ward
DeNA
DeNA — San Francisco, California, United States
[11.21.14]

Senior Build and Release Engineer
Filament Games LLC
Filament Games LLC — Madison, Wisconsin, United States
[11.21.14]

Game Engineer
The Workshop
The Workshop — Marina del Rey, California, United States
[11.21.14]

Programmer









Loading Comments

loader image