PSA: No, Gina Bruno is not leaving Elder Scrolls Online or Bethsoft

    
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Last night, Elder Scrolls Online Community Manager Gina Bruno’s Twitter account began blurting out a series of awful tweets that usually means only one thing: She done got hacked.

In addition to spouting racist and sexist content, the hacker used Bruno’s account to awkwardly accuse another Bethesda employee of sexually assaulting her and to announce her resignation from the company. Needless to say, those are all lies, apparently designed to slur not just Bruno but the entire ESO studio.

“Hi everyone, thank you for the concern,” Bruno told players in the forums, confirming the hack. “I just want to say this is not true. My personal account was compromised tonight. I’m working with Twitter to regain ownership, but in the meantime, anything being posted in the past hour or so is not me.”

The account is currently not safe for viewing at work, I’m afraid, due to the graphic nature of the images uploaded.

Update: Looks like Twitter got it sorted.

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Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

This is absolutely awful, reminds me of that time Gaile’s account was hacked in GW1

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Alex Js.

The account is restored now so you might want to update your post…

Also, hopefully she learned from this and made appropriate changes to her passwords for her Twitter account and for whatever email account she used for Twitter.

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The account has been restored already.

Obviously the person took it to a different level with the sexual assault allegations, considering how often things like this are coming up in the news for real lately.

In trying to see what the Tweets were, I found that some places actually reported that she was assaulted and resigning before she had announced her account was taken over.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Sylkesh

Gina Bruno ? No not her, she didn’t deserve this, she’s the kindest person and excellent at her job.
NIce that Twitter sorted this out eventually.

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Sana Tan

That’s terribly sad, she is great at her job and the nicest person. I hope they get the psychopath.

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Weilan

This story reminds me of that Romanian guy who had some guild trouble in WoW and decided that to get back at his guild he will DDoS the servers they play on will be a sound idea… and he ended up going to jail soon after.

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nomadmorlock9

I hate to see these things happen, and even more so when it happens to such a wonderful person. The ESO community reactions were very supportive. What a great community, which has developed in no small part due to Gina.

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A Bellow From Below

Seems to be clean now, last tweet is from 18th.

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BalsBigBrother

I don’t even, why? …… sigh :(

I hope whoever did this is caught and sent to prison. At the same time I hope they get the help they desperately need for their issues.

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BalsBigBrother

Seems like twitter have sorted this mess out reasonably quickly