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World of Warcraft: Integrity Compromised

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  • afoaaafoaa AarhusPosts: 578Member Uncommon

    I havent logged on WoW for 4 years. I have never ever had it installed on any of my current PCs. Yet all of a sudden I have begun to get phishing mails about my wow account in the past few months.

    How did they know my login name and my email when I have never ever entered it on my PCs? And how did they know I had a WoW account with that login when  I have never ever used it on any of my computers?

    No the security leak must be at Blizzard because I haven't had the info on my computers at all.

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  • monstermmomonstermmo Glendale, CAPosts: 1,062Member

    I wouldnt be surprised if people that have never even heard of the game get the phishing emails.

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  • ManestreamManestream PrestonPosts: 633Member Uncommon

    Welcome to the club. I bet you were made to believe it was your fault too, you either bought gold, logged onto your account from another computer, went to a website trying to find cheats or some other thing.

    Me, i have never bought gold, never found the need to. I have never logged onto my account from another computer, i dont go to websites either, so am still at a loss as to how i was hacked, yet blizzard are addamant it was MY fault and the same goes with each and every other person who has been hacked. I have been playing online MMO's since 2000, only suffered 1 hacking.

    Though my password was not changed, all my characters were picked clean, untradeable/disenchable items were deleted, each character was dumped in icecrown amongst the elite mobs, naked and with no HS. My low levels were dumped in a similar fate. I did get back most items on 3 characters, 5 days later i got 19k gold back on my 4th character (but no items) was told that had not been touched, i knew it had. and my paladin/priest never got any items or gold back (lost about 6k gold and alot of items).

    Still, what really did piss me off was the fact that they really were adamant that it was my own fault. I know it is not my fault, i blame blizzard myself.

  • PsylicePsylice Bainbridge, GAPosts: 3Member

    Yes it is clearly the users fault no way that Blizztard could be at fault. But you are correct they are most likely after the CC info and what not or maybe just sodomizing your characters and taking their gold for their sweat shop gold farming rings. At any rate if it isnt Blizztard why is it that several of us only have trouble with WOW and not like I said earlier Pay Pal E-Bay etc etc etc. Then again I really do not give a rats ass in a set of thermal under wear because I do not currently or will I ever again play WOW. So it was easy for me to fix....

  • WolfsheadWolfshead HallsbergPosts: 190Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Thane

    http://eu.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=221003617 (EU)

    http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100000822 (US)

    http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100000823 (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Latin Amerika)

     

    and whoooppeeeee, we are hack secure.

     

    btw, being hacked in wow only takes you about a week to get your stuff back (happened twice to me, yes my passwords sucked *G*), being hacked in most other games results in you buying a new account or changing games :)

    just a thought.

     

    Serious company like Blizzard can fix this without you need buy extra code in case of hacking the are atm lead mmogame company and the cant guarantee costum security that is lame and the only answer the say it is your fault...

    Blizzard can and should guarantee that costum dont get hack instead the sale "hack secure" so get more money

    I have been hack and have wait 6 hours to GM answer me and then i have email and wait 5 days before reset make password alot of wait time just to gave you reset code so you could change password

  • wardoxywardoxy BrgPosts: 81Member

    Bravo!

  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,301Member Uncommon

    Once more... For all members of MMORPG.com, that includes staff, there's a "My account has been compromised" tread...

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  • maccajnrmaccajnr LA, CAPosts: 86Member Uncommon

    How come the author of this article says he never gave his account info to anyone, and at the same time says his friend Josh calls him telling him to check his account because it was hacked. This is all Bulls**t

  • NethermancerNethermancer Toronto, ONPosts: 520Member

    I have had both my NCsoft and Blizzard accounts hacked in the last 6 months. I had both suspended indefinently and i wouldn't  have it any other way.

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  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,028Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Nethermancer

    I have had both my NCsoft and Blizzard accounts hacked in the last 6 months. I had both suspended indefinently and i wouldn't  have it any other way.

    That sounds suspicious. 1 I can understand but with 2 I would seriously check my security. The chances of getting both hacked with no keylogger or similar is slim to nun, so I would seriously use add aware and a online virus scanner like housecall go through it, so you don't get any other accounts hacked.

    Not saying that it is your own fault or anything like that, just tipping you off that other stuff you have might be compromised as well so be careful. Hackers can steal worse things than a Wow account, like your actual bank account.

  • idosmmoidosmmo nashville, TNPosts: 24Member

    eh my wow acount has been hacked 4 times and that 4th call i made the rep said he didnt believe i hadnt given my pass out anywhere think i had bought gold way back bouta year after it came out but not sure how that would make me a target for that kinda thing but only thing i could think of that started it so i gave up i wasnt playing the game anyway the last 2 times it happend 

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  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,145Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Danbacca



    Originally posted by gauge2k3

    Did they steal your credit card info?  No?  Then no one has access to blizzard servers.  You got keylogged.  Moving on.

     And no. I have no keyloggers and have never had a keylogger. i could get into how I know this and what precautions I have in place to avoid them but, I feel you would have no clue what I was talking about. 

    You don't have to have a CC# in the system to have an account. There are game time cards you buy to keep your account going. Maybe you've seen them?


     

    Khm... I regularly clean computers, that are "protected" and "updated" (at least users says so) ... but at the end I find many nasties on it. Just need to use right tool. Never say never.

     

    And despite network security is my job in company, happend once in past that I was disctracted enough I have clicked that F..ING phishing email saying my account is used for gold selling and i should log in immediately.  Realised mistake sec later and rushed to change password, for precaution also contacted Blizz. At end no problem, but could end differently. And few times played on public computer. But as precaution changed always password immediately upon returing to home. Now would not do this anymore.

     

    Besides many people is using passwords to easy to guess. 

     

    Etc etc ... So my best guess is for sure is not intentional from Blizz if Blizz to blame. But, yes,  there are bad employees ... and could be at times also this problem ... but in majority of cases im sure is user to blame.

     

    Good side of coin. Blizzard have one of the best and faster supports out there (not that I was always happy). And have not heard were not able to recover some player gold or alts if was not his fault. And happend to me I have deleted 2 bank alts in past years that  I forgot had also full bank of money. All was recovered efficiently and fast.

     

    About dongle ... unfortunately is not avail in my country, otherwise would use. Wow mean to much to me not to take all precautions. :-)) At least I'm using complicated password and I'm playing only on dedicated computer for wow at home. :-)

  • carebear77carebear77 tswhanePosts: 86Member

    Aion has a pin system that cant be hacked cause u dont use the keyboard and the buttons move around.

    Oh yeah and its also a way better game.

  • NasherUKNasherUK Secret cavePosts: 476Member Common
    YOu got keylogged and you have an anti-virus that didn't detect it. Almost all this "hacking" come from China, it's about time Blizzard stopped them from connecting entirely by blanket banning all Chinese IP addresses (Codemasters did this with LOTRO and it helped a lot) :/
  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,145Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by carebear77



    Aion has a pin system that cant be hacked cause u dont use the keyboard and the buttons move around.

    Oh yeah and its also a way better game.


     

    He, he, he, ... good joke. :-)) At this moment I can remember only 1 even "better" game, FFIV.

  • DameonkDameonk Ewa Beach, HIPosts: 1,914Member

    Originally posted by gauge2k3

    Use common sense.

    If someone had access to blizzards servers why in the word would they steal all these selective accounts?  They wouldn't, that's why.  They would just steal ALL of the accounts.  That is assuming that's what they were after.  I for one, if I was going to commit a crime of that magnitude, would not care about your WoW account, as it is THE LEAST VALUABLE THING ON THE SERVERS.  I would personally head for everyones personal info and or CC info.  Those are much more valuable than your crappy WoW account.

    There are many reasons these people may go after the accounts and not the CC numbers.

    1. They don't have access to the CC #s.  There are strict rules associated with storage of credit card information that if companies don't comply with can get their ability to accept credit cards taken away, huge fines, and/or blacklisted by credit card companies. 

    2.  If you're a gold seller it makes a lot more sense to take thousands of dollars worth of "product" from accounts rather than steal credit card info that will be invalid within a few hours and easily tracable.

    Use common sense.  Blizzards servers are not comprimised.  You did something dumb and don't want to admit it or can't believe it can happen because you are Mr. Amazing tech savey guy.  You got keylogged....deal with it.

    You know...  a month ago I would have been right with you.  It sounds crazy to think that Blizzard would have a breach since the Battle.net merger and not know about it or be able to fix it.... that was until I created a new trial WoW account to test out the new starting areas to see what had been changed.

    With a brand new email address and brand new battle.net account I received my first spam mail within an hour of making the battle.net account.  Could this be a considence?  Sure, but it seems very fishy.

    This, of course, does not prove anything, and I'm not trying to say that anyone has access to the encrypted passwords for each account.  But isn't it possible that somehow these people are getting a hold of the battle.net email addresses and then brute forcing the passwords from there?

    The funny thing is that the number of WoW subscribers hasn't really changed since the Battle.net merger but the reports of accounts being compromised has increased 10 fold.

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  • MimiEZMimiEZ Highlands Ranch, COPosts: 225Member

    Originally posted by afoaa

    I havent logged on WoW for 4 years. I have never ever had it installed on any of my current PCs. Yet all of a sudden I have begun to get phishing mails about my wow account in the past few months.

    How did they know my login name and my email when I have never ever entered it on my PCs? And how did they know I had a WoW account with that login when  I have never ever used it on any of my computers?

    No the security leak must be at Blizzard because I haven't had the info on my computers at all.

    People keep saying this...but it is simple really, hackers could of got your info years ago...they hold on to the info until they need it. It's simple really they get 5 peoples info on average everyday, but they only mess with one account a day, and other variations of the sort.

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  • Warlord711Warlord711 Hann. MuendenPosts: 76Member

    Its for sure that Blizzard take part in this weird game.

     

    I am a IT security specialist and my own windows system i used for playing WoW is so damn secure BUT even me got my account hacked.

     

    Blizzard restored anything in good amout of time, i think they do a snapshot before they sell your login.

    This will happen sooner or later to anyone who denied to buy the Bli$$ard Authenticator stuff, thats for sure.

     

    If you own an android "powered" mobile phone, you can d/l the Battle.Net Authenticator for free from market and bind this to your account. No need to pay them extra for some piece of plastic + 2 wires...

     

  • AvsRock21AvsRock21 Denver, COPosts: 256Member

      LOL to those that think you did everything safely, but still got hacked....  The only way to get hacked, is to have some sort of malicious software on your computer, or to have accidentally given out your information on a website.  Sorry, but those are the only ways possible for your account to have been hacked.  I've had several friends get hacked, all of them accidentally giving out info, or downloading malicious software...  Don't be dumb kids...

  • ScotScot UKPosts: 5,769Member Uncommon

    Battle.net opened the door to hackers as it involved account changes, giving players a reason to think Blizzard might contact them about their account.

    Any official announcement about the need to look at or change your account or password opens the door to hackers who can send emails which sound genuine about the need to go to their dodgy site to fix the issue.

  • carebear77carebear77 tswhanePosts: 86Member

     


    Originally posted by carebear77



    Aion has a pin system that cant be hacked cause u dont use the keyboard and the buttons move around.

    Oh yeah and its also a way better game.


     

    He, he, he, ... good joke. :-)) At this moment I can remember only 1 even "better" game, FFIV.

     

    Lol you must be Uber noob. You probably never played Aion past lvl 20 or never at all. and anyway my point was that NC-soft made a bulletproof Pin system that blizzard couldnt do in 8 years... LOL 

  • Warlord711Warlord711 Hann. MuendenPosts: 76Member

    Its so funny to see how all those fanbois defend the holy cow of blizzard.

     

    On the other way, you blame companies like McD if you burn your lips on a hot coffee only because you are to stupid to know that hot coffee is hot.

     

    There is a leak at blizzard, or its common at blizzard to sell infos to get an advance (selling useless authenticators).

    Thats my point - now send me a warning for declaring my statement.

  • Aki_RossAki_Ross ScotlandPosts: 166Member

    What a surprise. It's been well know for sometime now that there must be some type of leak or hole in Blizzard's account servers. Because even accounts with an Authenticator have been broken into.

    But as always, they are god, they can't or haven't done anything wrong. One word of advice, if you want to play on a secure server. Then don't buy from Blizzard.

     

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  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 4,733Member Uncommon

    Blame those lazy ass gold buyers for all the rampant phishing and hacking.



     

  • RzepRzep warsawPosts: 716Member Uncommon

    That rant has no place on the front page...I dont give a flying fuck about who got hacked in what game, becouse its always the same thing: "Oh those evil bastards at X screwed me over. They had to, cause my PC is absolutely clean and im an IT genius that would never allow myself to be hacked." and add a conspiracy theory.

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