Santa Monica, California– Activision was warned with the Sierra Online logo. Many gamers took the logo as a PR stunt that will showcase a revival of IP they have been patiently waiting for. As it turns out, a group has found the “Sierra Online” bug and hopes Activision will tell the world.
Initech Group found the Sierra Online bug in all of Activision’s games they have tested. The bug has been dubbed the Sierra Online bug, similar to Heartbleed for easy consumer consumption. However, according to a statement from Initech Group, they would need to take more drastic measures in order to get this out into the public’s eye. Initech contacted Activision to let them know they had found the bug and requested their help. (Editors note: At this point, Peter from the Group informed The Kohlrabi they did not know what the virus did at this time, they only knew it was a security flaw) The group setup meetings, but Activision was always a no show. Initech Group finally gave up on Activision. They were deterred, but yet determined to get this security flaw out into the public, with or with out Activision’s help.
“I cannot tell you how many times we were on the phone with Bobby Kotick and secured meetings. The next day he is acting as if he has never heard of us,” Peter from Initech Group.
The origin of the Sierra Bug, according to Initech Group was from the immensely popular Sierra game Cyberstorm 2: Corporate Wars. The software became rogue sometime in 1999 when the game’s software merged with the Melissa Virus. The newly formed software spread itself quietly among the Sierra Online network, it’s lucky modern online games like these Minecraft servers have updated security otherwise such software could spread rapidly through online servers and impact many more online gamers of today’s age. Once it tapped into Sierra’s main financials, it began to copy itself onto all distributed software from Sierra.
The main objective of Cyberstorm 2 is to be the biggest and richest corporation. Thus, with the zombie copies of itself on all computers now installed with Sierra software, those computers would send all vital financial information to Sierra. Micro-transactions would occur silently while Sierra amassed wealth.
At first Sierra did not notice, but eventually through audits they found the source of the anomalous income. Appalled, Sierra turned to Activision for advice in confidence. Activision immediately purchased Sierra upon learning the truth. Since the purchase of Sierra in 2008, Activision has kept quiet about the malicious software infecting it’s distributed applications. Initech would receive documents to prove the dark nature of the Sierra Online bug from anonymous sources, and the information would be confirmed by former employees of Activision.
Initech launched the Sierra website in order to gain attention from the public and Activision. Initech did this as a last-ditch effort in order to have Activision come forward and do the right thing. The effort appears to have been in vain as, according to multiple Kohlrabi sources, Activision is using the buzz to deflect the issue by relaunching Sierra Online as a puppet company.