OK, OK... so there's been a lot of chatter all over the net about this malcor thing.
So, here we go... it was us. No big surprise at this point, right? Basically, it was a lead in to the first mission of MacHeist 2 that got waaay out of hand. So we're apologizing for it and for the trouble it's caused.
We've shut down the malcor blog and all associated sites and malcor chewed on his cyanide tablet so it's all history now.
It's too bad that it spiralled so far out of control because it would've been a great way to lead off this year's festivities, which are about to start very soon. As you know, we always try our hardest to come up with cool missions and we thought it'd be great to have mission 1 have a rogue hacker that was running rampant that you heisters would put a stop to. But then things got a bit crazy and beyond our control, unfortunately.
We really hope that the people behind the "hacked" sites, their hosting compaines, and the companies that create their content management systems aren't looked upon negatively by you all. The intent of everyone wasn't malicious but just to have some fun.
So anyway, I hope we can put everything behind us now and move on to another great season of missions for MacHeist II, which will be here very soon after a few tweaks on our end.
edit: links to posts from the "hacked" sites...
Glenn Wolsey: What Really Happened, Sincere Apologies
MacApper: Woops I did it Again
Apple Matters: Sincere Apologies
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