So my WoW account got hacked... twice.

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#1 Posted by Emraldo (1959 posts) -

Last night I got an email from Blizzard saying my account had been terminated, and as I usually do with any email from "Blizzard" I assumed it was a phishing scam. But, it was marked with a trusted sender icon, so I was a little worried. Reading into it I had been banned for buying/selling gold (which I've never done in the 6+ years my account has been active). Apparently my account had been hacked and all my characters stripped, with many realm transfers and faction changes made to a credit card in my name (which doesn't exist).

Blizzard support was awesome and restored all my things within two hours (on a saturday night!)

Fast forward to a half hour ago when I decide to try logging in and checking my status on Battle.net. My password doesn't work. I reset it, and lo-and-behold there are many new charges from this morning on yet another fake credit card in my name. Logging in, my high level characters are deleted and the cheeky bastard who did it all created a character on my main server named "Thanx". Ugh.

It seems that when my information was stolen I was logging in at a friend's house, and because of Blizzard's new system that requires you to change your password whenever you log in at a new location (and enter the answer to your secret question) they seem to have gotten the answer to that almighty question (which I can't figure out how to change just yet).I've asked that my account be locked until I get the Blizzard Authenticator I ordered.

Anyone else got horror stories to share?

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#2 Posted by SkyWard20 (4509 posts) -

I've lost my whole Battle.net account and I've only recovered it recently ( about six months after it was disabled ).

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#3 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

Nope, no horror stories here, the most "bad luck" I had was with the hacking wave, nothing happened but I had to change my password for the Codemasters website, for EVE, HoN, etc.

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#4 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12901 posts) -
Ran a good AV and never clicked on a keylogger link or site, never been hacked in 5 years of WoW, be more careful what you go on and click on, especially E Mails.
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#5 Posted by middle-earth88 (1262 posts) -

All I have to say is get an authenticator.

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#6 Posted by deathshand707 (955 posts) -

All I have to say is get an authenticator.

middle-earth88

this

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#7 Posted by Emraldo (1959 posts) -

Ran a good AV and never clicked on a keylogger link or site, never been hacked in 5 years of WoW, be more careful what you go on and click on, especially E Mails.V4LENT1NE

I do run an excellent anti-virus (avast!) every time my computer is on, and am very careful with what I visit online. As I said, I hadn't been hacked in over 6 years of WoW.

All I have to say is get an authenticator.

middle-earth88

As I said, I asked for my account to be locked until the Authenticator I ordered arrives.

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#9 Posted by Kubatovic (29 posts) -
my gmail got hacked, but i got notified by SMS and changed my pass :)
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#10 Posted by Emraldo (1959 posts) -

Well man. My friend had been having good fun with his girlfriend for over a year. Every day, btw. Now it finally happened.

TailBlood

lolwut?

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#11 Posted by Falconoffury (1722 posts) -

I have never had an account of any sort hacked in all my 17 years of computing.

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#12 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -
Your friend probably had keylogger on his computer... I've not had my account hacked, and 7 people have my info.
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#13 Posted by Planeforger (17396 posts) -
I doubt you were actually 'hacked' - I mean, it's more likely that you entered your details into a dodgy site, or you've got a keylogger on your computer. And what is this Blizzard Authenticator I keep hearing about? Are they actually selling you something that they really should be ensuring for free? Because that's...actually a pretty funny move on Blizzard-vision's part. :P
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#14 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

Never had my Battle.net account hacked, but my Steam account did get hacked once. Valve got it back to me in an hour. Gotta love awesome customer support.

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#15 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -

I doubt you were actually 'hacked' - I mean, it's more likely that you entered your details into a dodgy site, or you've got a keylogger on your computer.

And what is this Blizzard Authenticator I keep hearing about? Are they actually selling you something that they really should be ensuring for free? Because that's...actually a pretty funny move on Blizzard-vision's part. :P

Planeforger
I think it's just the little key-chain authenticator that you buy, there's a free app for phones, and a tedious call in authentication system... I wouldn't really know from experience if it's free, I just don't give dodgy people my info and keep my computer clean, an authenticator would just be useless tedium, but judging from the language on the sight, it is.
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#16 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

[QUOTE="Planeforger"]

I doubt you were actually 'hacked' - I mean, it's more likely that you entered your details into a dodgy site, or you've got a keylogger on your computer.

And what is this Blizzard Authenticator I keep hearing about? Are they actually selling you something that they really should be ensuring for free? Because that's...actually a pretty funny move on Blizzard-vision's part. :P

Inconsistancy

I think it's just the little key-chain authenticator that you buy, there's a free app for phones, and a tedious call in authentication system... I wouldn't really know from experience if it's free, I just don't give dodgy people my info and keep my computer clean, an authenticator would just be useless tedium, but judging from the language on the sight, it is.

The apps are free but the key-chain authenticator costs $6.50. Kinda understandable, but also kinda terrible.

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#18 Posted by October_Tide (5396 posts) -

Never had my WoW or EVE accounts hacked. Mind you I don't play either of them anymore.

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#20 Posted by TailBlood (944 posts) -

Anyone else with a horror story ?

Well some might say ever playing an mmorpg is a horror story. I wish I never would have bothered.

DeViLzzz

I agree. I wish I never would have gotten into Wow, for the 2 weeks I was in it. It was so boring and repetative.

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#21 Posted by thereal25 (1389 posts) -

Last night I got an email from Blizzard saying my account had been terminated, and as I usually do with any email from "Blizzard" I assumed it was a phishing scam. But, it was marked with a trusted sender icon, so I was a little worried. Reading into it I had been banned for buying/selling gold (which I've never done in the 6+ years my account has been active). Apparently my account had been hacked and all my characters stripped, with many realm transfers and faction changes made to a credit card in my name (which doesn't exist).

Blizzard support was awesome and restored all my things within two hours (on a saturday night!)

Fast forward to a half hour ago when I decide to try logging in and checking my status on Battle.net. My password doesn't work. I reset it, and lo-and-behold there are many new charges from this morning on yet another fake credit card in my name. Logging in, my high level characters are deleted and the cheeky bastard who did it all created a character on my main server named "Thanx". Ugh.

It seems that when my information was stolen I was logging in at a friend's house, and because of Blizzard's new system that requires you to change your password whenever you log in at a new location (and enter the answer to your secret question) they seem to have gotten the answer to that almighty question (which I can't figure out how to change just yet).I've asked that my account be locked until I get the Blizzard Authenticator I ordered.

Anyone else got horror stories to share?

Emraldo
Noooooooo, its the end of the world ... of warcraft! lol
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#22 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26428 posts) -

I don't know how people who have an anti-virus manage to get their account hacked. I've never once had it hijacked in my 6 years of playing and I refuse to buy an authenticator.

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#23 Posted by mattuk69 (3050 posts) -

I got hacked when Blizzard told me to change my password because i logged onto another computer. I changed my password then i got hacked....