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D3 account hacked

movros99movros99 Member UncommonPosts: 125

So I saw the article on D3 here and I decided to give it a go.  I haven't touched my Battle.net account since 2012 and when I tried to access it, it was gone.  Turns out I was hacked and had to get their customer service to restore everything (which they promptly did). 


So I never click on the bogus "Bettle.net" emails and I do pick good passwords so I'm trying to figure out how I got hacked.  It's never happened to me before.  I think I'm going to add the authenticator app they have just to be sure from now on.



  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Member RarePosts: 2,094


    Sadly most people believe that if they have a good password and are smart with emails, that they will always be safe.  Though the reality is that so long as your computer is connected to the internet, it is always susceptible to being hacked.  This includes programs with accounts store on their side.  It's even quite possible for someone to buy a gaming computer that they only use for one game and nothing else to still get hacked (albeit harder to do so and the time involved may be better spent elsewhere by a potential hacker).


    Visiting any website has a chance to instill a virus or backdoor in your computer that detects when you open a certain program in which to store it's information.  Making a single typo when trying to go to a popular website is a major culprit as well, and back doors are very hard to detect and most virus protection just can't detect them.  Clicking any link on the forums could also do this; looking at a picture, downloading a mod or anything at all that places something physically on your computer.  Even official sites or downloads sometimes get infected.


    People say if you're smart you have nothing to worry about, but that's simply not the case.  The only time you can really be without worry is when there's an authenticator -- but even that's not fool proof -- as it's usually just not worth the effort of cracking the highest secured accounts when you could get the information for a hundred others in the same duration.  Therefore, these devices are always worth the investment (most are even free via phone) whenever they are provided.

    Due to frequent travel in my youth, English isn't something I consider my primary language (and thus I obtained quirky ways of writing).  German and French were always easier for me despite my family being U.S. citizens for over a century.  Spanish I learned as a requirement in school, Japanese and Korean I acquired for my youthful desire of anime and gaming (and also work now).  I only debate in English to help me work with it (and limit things).  In addition, I'm not smart enough to remain fluent in everything and typically need exposure to get in the groove of things again if I haven't heard it in a while.  If you understand Mandarin, I know a little, but it has actually been a challenge and could use some help.

    Also, I thoroughly enjoy debates and have accounts on over a dozen sites for this.  If you wish to engage in such, please put effort in a post and provide sources -- I will then do the same with what I already wrote (if I didn't) as well as with my responses to your own.  Expanding my information on a subject makes my stance either change or strengthen the next time I speak of it or write a thesis.  Allow me to thank you sincerely for your time.
  • movros99movros99 Member UncommonPosts: 125
    I now have the authenticator in place. 
  • Darknessguy64Darknessguy64 Member Posts: 233

    Isn't an authenticator REQUIRED for D3?


    If it is, your "D3 account" wasn't hacked, your battle.net account was. Getting that authenticator is a good idea.


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