Diablo 3 accounts hacked…. what next?!

A quick glance online shows multiple reports of Diablo 3 accounts being hacked, suggesting it is a growing issue. Players have seen the loss of items stored in character inventory and stash, and gold removed as their accounts are stripped bare. Blizzard has been working to “roll back” affected characters to a point before accounts were compromised, but some progress is lost.

The reports coincided with the EU Diablo 3 servers going offline on Sunday afternoon for around four hours, preventing players from logging in (error 33). It has been suggested that the EU servers were taken offline following a SQL injection attack, but this remains unconfirmed.

 

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  1. Scythe

    Good thing they had that always-on internet conection requirement. That totally made it more secure. Well worth pissing off tens of thousands of fans.

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  2. HaMMeR

    Hmmmm getting flashbacks. This is what happens when they try to create an on line economy in game….. I would have thought these goons would have had enough foresight to know what happens when an online gaming community suddenly spawns millions of dollars’ worth of useless crap only accessible to addicts. For the love of god people use cash and if you have to buy shit in game, you’re a dickhead.

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    Ruze

    Error 37 was the start of blizzard going downhill, this just compounds the problem.
    I feel sorry for Blizzard, ’cause they had the best of intentions however something just went wrong.

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  4. CyberSniper

    I haven’t played this yet. Is it worth buying? after they fix there bugs. I agree with hammer buying shit in game is fucked up.

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  5. HaMMeR

    RUSE’I feel sorry for Blizzard, ’cause they had the best of intentions however something just went wrong.

    I’m not in the IT indstrudy and I even know when to pull the strings. blow…………..

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  6. d3kst3r

    The game itself I give 9.5/10. The servers, security, downtimes, login errors etc. I give a 1/10. Basically it’s a very very good game with absolutely pitiful servers and infrastructure.

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  7. AVataRR

    Ah fuck off. This game has only recently launched. There’s bound to be problems with the infrastructure. I was able to play it all weekend and Friday night last week. I’ve had a good number hours of monster killing with my mates. 1/10 for servers, especially at this stage, is just utter fuckwittery. Can your genius IT mind actually do any better to manage all the issues? Fucking doubt it.

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  8. MrSimy0

    all their doing is hijacking the session keys, so even authenticated they can still get around it, i lol’d at blizzard then coming out and saying buy the authenticator and it will help prevent the hacking…

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  9. Scythe

    This is the company that runs WoW. The single biggest MMO in human history.

    Occasional server glitches at launch could be excused. Mass server glitches at launch from a small game company could be excused.

    Mass server glitches from the company that produces WoW and Starcraft should not be.

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  10. Scythe

    Right, just so i’ve got this straight:

    * Blizzard decides that a game that in previous versions was playable offline is now online-only, even for single player.
    * This is justified with a combination of combating piracy, and greater security
    * Tens of thousands of users at launch experience issues directly linked to this online-only authentication because over server overloads
    * Within a week or release, there are many reports of accounts being hijacked
    * Blizzard’s solution post to this completely fails to give any explanation of how these accounts are being hacked or if they or users are responsible, and as a solution they point to you to items and applications, most of which you have to pay for, that are designed to make your account more secure.

    So, in other words, they forced people online to play a game they wanted, even the single-player version; failed to provide sufficient security options in their product; and are now charging people for the additional security they should have provided in the first place.

    Classy.

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  11. Abaddon

    Just buy it and then play an unofficial version which doesn’t require the always on shit. I believe they’ve been available since release day.

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