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NZXT is not closing, their site got hacked (updated)

Posted on Wednesday, July 14 2010 @ 15:38:05 CEST by

NZXT informs us they're definitely not going out of business. This news was spreading across the Internet after subscribers of the company's newsletter received the following e-mail on Tuesday:
Dear fans, friends, and followers of NZXT

NZXT was established in Los Angeles, California in 2004. Since then, we have produced many revolutionary and exciting products, from Cases to fan controllers. Unfortunately, the current state of the economy has taken a toll on our business, we are now facing the same financial hardships that many of our competitors have also faced. We would like to thank all who supported us throughout the years, purchased our products, and gave us feedback. We value your opinions and business. Our support contact information will continue to be available in order to provide warranty services, however, once current inventories are depleted, no new products will be produced. In leiu of this annoucement, the next ten people to purchase an NZXT Khaos case will receive a Sentry LXE at no cost.

Thank You,
Johnny Hou
However, the company claims this e-mail was send out by a hacker, and that they're more excited than ever to be in this industry:
To our friends and loyal customers in the PC enthusiast community,

Yesterday at 7:30 PM PST the NZXT website was infiltrated illegally. While having access to the site, hackers made several malicious changes including sending out an erroneous newsletter to our database claiming that NZXT is going out of business. They also changed product warranties, deleted product and home page banners, etc.

Well, I'm happy to report that NZXT is NOT going out of business and to the contrary we are more excited than ever to be a part of this tremendous industry. We are poised to launch several highly anticipated products over the next two months including the Phantom full tower case we unveiled at Computex. We feel this will provide enthusiasts with one of the most fresh and unique case designs in quite some time.

I'd like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere gratitude to the community for your ongoing support of NZXT. We design our products based on what you need to build a stellar PC and welcome your feedback as to how we can help your computing experience be as enjoyable as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Best regards,

Johnny Hou, Product Manager and Co-Founder of NZXT

Legit Reviews has received an e-mail from a person who claims to be behind the attack:
Not too long ago, you heard reports about, as well as on your website reported a "hacking" on the NZXT.com website. The security flaw on the website that allowed access to the administration panel was found by mistake. A user was looking at the NZXT Khaos, and had hit the buy now button to see how much it cost on the NZXT web store. However, when this link was clicked, it did not take the user to the web store, but instead an administration page which allowed access to any part of the website front end(Not to worry about the web store, as that appeared to be a separate administrative entity and therefore personal information should not be worried about, as this information was NOT accessed). The changes made to the NZXT website were not inteded to be malicious, it was more in the intent of proving to NZXT that they have a major security flaw that must be fixed, and also as somewhat of a "prank", as it is not often you get the chance to play such a "prank" on a large company.



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