More Reviews
REVIEWS Journey (PS4) Review
The critically acclaimed Journey makes the leap to the PS4. Is the PS3 classic still a trek worth taking? Duh.

Rare Replay Review
Rare has had a profound impact on the gaming industry, and this collection is a catalog of its timeless designs.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Goat Simulator
Release date: 08/11/15

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Release date: 09/01/15

NHL 16
Release date: 09/01/15


LATEST FEATURES How ARK: Survival Evolved Is Conquering Steam
Is ARK just another popular survival game, or is there something more behind its surprising level of success?

Buy, Try, Die: August 2015 Release List
Madden NFL 16, Until Dawn, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture: What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

Reports Of Account Hacking Strike Diablo III, Blizzard Responds

Posted on Tuesday, May 22 @ 17:51:54 PST by Jonathan_Leack

Diablo III has been in a slight state of disarray since it came out last week, and not all of it has come from the server issues. Nope, a handful of reports have surfaced of Battle.net accounts being hacked along with Diablo III gold and loot being stolen. Given how strong Blizzard's stance on Diablo III's online-requirement has been, which was intended to provide security, it didn't take long for every single Diablo forum on the net to blow up with discussion.

Rumors have surfaced as a result, and one rumor places blame on a possible glitch where a player can join a recent public game and have access to an account or character. While no evidence has been given to support this claim, Rift suffered from an eerily similar problem that was denied by its developer first before a hacker released details and the issue was addressed through a patch.

Blizzard—being the community-friendly group that they are—quickly dispatched Community Manager Micah Whiple, also known as Bashiok, to do the dirty work. He posted the following on the official Battle.net forums:

Despite the claims and theories being made, we have yet to find any situations in which a person's account was not compromised through traditional means of someone else logging into their account through the use of their password.

It's not much of a surprise that keyloggers and fishing sites have already slammed the web, but what can you do to protect your account? Bashiok added:

While the authenticator isn't a 100% guarantee of account security, we have yet to investigate a compromise report in which an authenticator was attached beforehand.

The legitimacy of the hacking claims is hard to determine, but you're better safe than sorry. Make sure you use an authenticator, whether through a Battle.net authenticator device or the mobile version, if you want some defense. Secondly, don't share your account information with anyone you don't trust. I don't trust anyone so if I die my password is coming with me. Lastly, be careful which sites you visit and which e-mails you open. It doesn't take much to accidently enter your credentials on a fake site or download a keylogger from a link.

In the coming days it's likely that Blizzard will have another public announcement which will address the reports of accounts being stolen. Until then remember that the internet is out to get you, so play smart.

Related Games:   Diablo III
Tags:   Diablo III, Blizzard, PC
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution