We’d have to say that there’s definitely some hackers out there that have that Loki mentality. Where their actions are all just a big joke, no matter the consequences. For example, if you’re a fan of NZXT, and you’re someone who gets their corporate newsletter, then you probably received a letter stating that the company was shutting their doors, saying that financial hardship was the cause. Truth be told, it’s a very well written letter, and we can see why so many folks out there truly believed NZXT was on the way out. But, it looks like that’s not the case at all.
Co-Founder and Product Manager at NZXT, Johnny Hou, sent out a letter today explaining the situation to its loyal customers. According to the letter, yesterday evening the NZXT site was infiltrated illegally, and those responsible basically went to town on the website. Not only did they send out the initial letter, but they also changed device warranty information, as well as deleted plenty of home page and product banners throughout the site. Hou also goes on to say that NZXT isn’t going out of business, and that they are looking forward to launching several highly anticipated products over the next couple of months.
It’s good to see NZXT isn’t heading out the door. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what those highly anticipated products are, and those of you out there that enjoy NZXT-branded things, we’re sure you are, too. Below, you’ll find both letters, the initial one from the hackers, as well as the official word from Hou himself. Go ahead and take a gander.
Dear fans, friends, and followers of NZXT
NZXT was established in Los Angeles, California in 2004. Since then, we have produced many revolutionary and exciting products, from Cases to fan controllers. Unfortunately, the current state of the economy has taken a toll on our business, we are now facing the same financial hardships that many of our competitors have also faced. We would like to thank all who supported us throughout the years, purchased our products, and gave us feedback. We value your opinions and business. Our support contact information will continue to be available in order to provide warranty services, however, once current inventories are depleted, no new products will be produced. In leiu of this annoucement, the next ten people to purchase an NZXT Khaos case will receive a Sentry LXE at no cost.
NZXT’s Official Letter
To our friends and loyal customers in the PC enthusiast community,
Yesterday at 7:30 PM PST the NZXT website was infiltrated illegally. While having access to the site, hackers made several malicious changes including sending out an erroneous newsletter to our database claiming that NZXT is going out of business. They also changed product warranties, deleted product and home page banners, etc.
Well, I’m happy to report that NZXT is NOT going out of business and to the contrary we are more excited than ever to be a part of this tremendous industry. We are poised to launch several highly anticipated products over the next two months including the Phantom full tower case we unveiled at Computex. We feel this will provide enthusiasts with one of the most fresh and unique case designs in quite some time.
I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere gratitude to the community for your ongoing support of NZXT. We design our products based on what you need to build a stellar PC and welcome your feedback as to how we can help your computing experience be as enjoyable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.