Get over yourself. I’m not defending hacking. I actively work in the industry to prevent these types of incidents.
I’m saying that it’s an eventuality that any company, if a group wants to get in….will.
There are lots of companies in lots of different sectors of commerce that don't get hacked.
It isn't an eventuality that every company will get hacked unless they have the right security, and it really shouldn't be.
I know what you're saying, but if you work in this very field then you should be more than aware that the race between security systems versus malicious hackers is a perpetual one. The moment the state of the art in security measures has the upper hand, the hackers will find new exploits and new ways to circumvent them. It's never-ending.
So blaming the company for "not having tight enough security" is hollow, when even the most secure systems can be broken wide open by a determined enough hacker group.
I am sympathetic to a degree, but I’m a realist. It’s sucks if this delays things. But it’s not the end of the world. If it increases security within Rockstar then that’s a positive right?
Not from my perspective as a gamer. I would have rather they got by with the security they had, not get hacked in the first place and thus not have the waste the massive amount of time and resources necessary to secure their systems against these sorts of attacks.
They're a gaming company. They aren't exploiting child labourers in Africa.
If script kiddies wanna go after some corporate entity for shits and giggles, there are far more nefarious, sketchy and just downright unethical companies out there that would be more deserving (e.g. like mining or oil companies).
Every cloud has a silver lining. If this had happened later down the line when the game was nearly complete then this would be 100 times worse. The stuff in the leak is pretty meaningless in my eyes if they can shut the loop on the source code, with cheating etc. they have saved face quite well.
That's not the point. It shouldn't have happened at all.
Get some perspective in your life, if this is the worst thing to happen to you this year. I advise you go over to the off topic forum and read the Russia begins invasion of Ukraine thread and then appreciate that this is an insignificant thing to get wound up about.
Again with the silly strawman hyperbole. No one is claiming this is the worst thing to happen to your life this year apart from you.
I'm sure you can at least be honest enough to agree that the deleterious effect it can have on gaming is shit and it sucks for gamers? We must be able to agree on that at least...?