Friday, April 13, 2012

COD Elite Hacked - White nationalist video placed in staff picks

An embarrassing moment for Infinity Ward and Beachhead Studios. Apparently, a white nationalist video showing "Aryan content" has managed to make it's way onto the staff picks section of Call of Duty Elite.

Three possibilities:

  1. One of the the IW / Beachhead Studio employees had their account hacked and the hacker in question decided to rub it in their faces by posting a video on Elite that was sure to get people's attention.
  2. When picking a video for their "staff picks" section, one of the employees messed up when copying and pasting a Youtube URL. For all we know, the left out a character at the end of their link or something.
  3. For whatever reason, the staff member who posted this had previously copied and pasted a link to the video in question and didn't realize that it was still on their clipboard.