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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Variety: Vfx rage raises cyber attack fears

"Growing anger in the struggling visual-effects community is raising concerns that some of its more extreme members could mount a cyber attack against a major vfx facility with the intention of damaging digital assets for one or more upcoming studio tentpoles. "

The circumstances that would precipitate an attack aren't difficult to divine. Some of the most aggrieved members of the vfx community are the same people who designed the inner workings of vfx houses, including render servers, composite pipelines and back-up systems.

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Old 02 February 2013   #2

We were warned.

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Old 02 February 2013   #3
Yeah, don't listen to that - it's just media induced dribble meant to make headlines and start panic.

"peeps scoured the web & found zero references or any geek squad's call to cyber attack. It's a plant, and shows we're getting attention."

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Old 02 February 2013   #4
Why VFX artists would ever attack their VFX houses? VFX terrorism? Doesn't make any sense, anything attempted would immediately affect their work, lives, families and its the latest thing everybody want.

Old 02 February 2013   #5
That seems incredibly distasteful that they would suggest that might happen, shows a very big lack of respect for people in the industry.
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Old 02 February 2013   #6
Seems pretty unlikely to me too. Aren't most hackers 15 year olds with nothing better to do?
The media these days relies more and more on doom and gloom and trying to panic people to generate traffic. I'd bet this 'report' was completely fabricated.

Old 02 February 2013   #7
This is very much from the 'Bigfoot spotted urinating on UFO' school of journalism.....
Old 02 February 2013   #8
VFX rage?

That's so insulting calling that a rage.
I do hope they do see what a RAGE is.

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Old 02 February 2013   #9
I rage rendered all the shot frames without motion blur. Supervisor will be mad tomorrow, mission complete.
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Old 03 March 2013   #10
At first I thought it was something like "anonymous hacking vfx studios" from the article name and thought that is dumb. Sadly the actual article is even dumber.
Old 03 March 2013   #11
So the biggest industry trade magazine finally devotes some ink to the plight of the VFX industry and it's to smear VFX workers as potential cyber terrorists? I think my WTF meter just exploded. I'd love to know the actual source of this yellow journalism hit piece. Unbelievable.
Old 03 March 2013   #12
Quote: Half declined comment and the others said they were unaware of any such specific threat.

And yet they went ahead and wrote this piece of shit article regardless.

Why even post this here? It's a total waste of time.
Old 03 March 2013   #13
It's inane rubbish, and Cohen's reply to a private query about it was even dumber.
Why even bother giving it further audience by linking it here? Seriously.
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Old 03 March 2013   #14
Originally Posted by darthviper107: That seems incredibly distasteful that they would suggest that might happen, shows a very big lack of respect for people in the industry.

I agree. It's making a headline out of a non-existent facts.
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Old 03 March 2013   #15
Good grief, could it get more inane? It's so sad to see Variety pushing a hack job on VFX artists :/.
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