Monday, July 25, 2011
"PunkBuster" Blocks Murdoch's Attempts To Hack Gamer Profiles
Rupert Murdoch, who was allegedly involved in a phone hacking scandal for his recently closed British tabloid, "News of the World", admitted that he had tried to hack several gamers' multiplayer profiles, but to no avail, thanks to the anti-cheating program PunkBuster.
"I have to hand it to them," Mr Murdoch said in a recent interview, "they're more efficient than the police we bribed."
Mr. Murdoch, his son James Murdoch, and former editor Rebekah Brooks confessed that they had authorized the hacking of several gamers' multiplayer profiles in an attempt to listen in on their conversations. But Murdoch made it clear that it was not a strategy concocted to aid Fox News Corporation with their research on young voters' political views.
"Such accusations are irresponsible, uncalled for, and probably accurate," claimed Murdoch.
Curiously, Fox News Channel President Roger Ailes says that the attention should be turned away from the accusations and back to the fact that his network is a joke.