An increase in unauthorized World of Warcraft hacking attempts has been reported. Find out what you can do to ensure your accounts protection.
As reported by the inimitable Perculia on Wowhead, Blizzard Entertainment has recently announced that there has been an increase in unauthorized World of Warcraft account-logins. These unauthorized log-in attempts are originating from its main website as well as the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory smart phone app.
While it is still unclear whether these are targeted hacking attempts against Blizzard, or if the unauthorized intruders are trying to "brute-force" accounts, Blizzard is taking steps to fix the issues and will be sending out emails to those accounts that show signs of unauthorized log-in attempts.
"We’re in the process of notifying any account holders who were not using an authenticator and whose account showed signs of unauthorized access (e.g., logging in from an unusual IP address). If you are among this group, you will receive an email describing how to reset your account."
As a result of these hacking attempts, access to the World of Warcraft auction house from the mobile app has been suspended temporarily, but all in-game items and gold will be replaced for those accounts that were impacted by the breach of security.
Blizzard also urges you to take any extra precautions you can to protect your account and computer from unauthorized access, such as updating your password frequently and following the security tips available on the Blizzard support website.
We will keep you updated on ZAM and Wowhead if more news arises from these hacking attempts. Otherwise be sure to go through the necessary steps to keep your account safe!