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#1 Jun 25 2013 at 4:52 PM Rating: Good
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Apparently WoW was hacked.

http://news.yahoo.com/world-warcraft-hackers-steal-millions-gold-191250818.html
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#2 Jun 25 2013 at 10:43 PM Rating: Good
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Count me in the group that is glad to have never, ever, ever touched the Web AH or the Mobile AH, or Phone App Authenticators.

I checked my email as soon as I saw the story on the front page, and no emails so that's nice.

It sounds like the hackers somehow found a way in through the Mobile AH system, and I read some forum posts that speculate that people who have modified phones (jailbroken I think is the term?) who use the phone authenticator app are the ones who are at risk.

I don't know if that's actually true, but it does make sense. If you have a phone and you use online hacks to "crack" it open, and if people can really clone your phone, then they can also clone the serial number of your phone authenticator and......well that's all they need.

I'll stick with the keychain dongle and having to log in to the actual game to check the AH, thanks. lol.

That way all I gotta worry about is Malware and Man-in-the-Middle attacks which is pretty rare. That, or their main authentication system being hacked. Even if the latter were to happen, they'd probably just shut the whole system down and restore everything from a backup if something THAT heinous were to ever happen, and even then there's nothing any average user could do to prevent that.

Edited, Jun 26th 2013 12:45am by Lyrailis
#3 Jun 26 2013 at 1:55 AM Rating: Decent
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As I mentioned already in the weekend summary thread, I got hit this last weekend by this crap.

I wasn't thrilled with their response to my case, so I'm gonna smirk just a tiny smidge. I had only gotten the mobile authenticator for the pet anyway. Had never had to change my password until this. (8 yrs? sheesh)

Dunno if I'm gonna get over being paranoid about getting hit again though.
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#4 Jun 26 2013 at 6:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lyrailis wrote:
Count me in the group that is glad to have never, ever, ever touched the Web AH or the Mobile AH, or Phone App Authenticators.


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Mostly due to the fact that my handy is approximately 60 years old.

I hope everybody damaged by this will get his/her belongings restored.
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#5 Jun 26 2013 at 6:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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I use mobile authenticator and the mobile AH, the latter because I like having something to do when I'm sitting someplace boring. Haven't had any problems with either as far as I know; nothing unusual on any of the characters I've used the past few days. I can check them all when maintenance ends, I suppose, but the real lesson here is this:

Spend all your gold on pets; leave no gold for hackers to take.

Goodness, the hackers don't know enough to cage and steal my pets, do they? Smiley: eek
#6 Jun 26 2013 at 7:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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teacake wrote:
Goodness, the hackers don't know enough to cage and steal my pets, do they? Smiley: eek



I had the exact same thought a day ago when I saw this news on WoWInsider. Since most of my gold is invested in mounts and pets I felt very secure. Then I remembered the caging mechanic and wondered how intelligent these SOBs really are. Sadly, if they are crafty enough to hack your account chances are they will know about caging pets as well. Smiley: mad
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#7 Jun 26 2013 at 9:08 AM Rating: Good
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TherealLogros wrote:
teacake wrote:
Goodness, the hackers don't know enough to cage and steal my pets, do they? Smiley: eek



I had the exact same thought a day ago when I saw this news on WoWInsider. Since most of my gold is invested in mounts and pets I felt very secure. Then I remembered the caging mechanic and wondered how intelligent these SOBs really are. Sadly, if they are crafty enough to hack your account chances are they will know about caging pets as well. Smiley: mad


Unless they are not able to get into your account in-game and cage the pets and then sell them...

Are you able to actually do that from the Mobile App?

This sounds like something that is limited to JUST the Mobile App, and not the actual game itself.
#8 Jun 26 2013 at 9:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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In that case, no.

Now if only they'd put pet battles in the mobile app, maybe the hackers could do my weekly for me while I'm busy being a productive citizen. Since they have the time. Just saying.
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