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Diablo III Hacking?

A bunch of threads on the Diablo III forums from players who've experienced unauthorized access to their accounts suggest their may be a security issue with the action/RPG sequel or that the game's future support of real-money auctions has attracted more hacking attempts than one would consider normal. The threads in question are: Ummm...all of my gold and items are gone, Hacked. GG Online Only Single Player DRM, Hacked with an authenticator, and The hacker found (with screenshot). Thanks nin.

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121. Re: General complaints, longish May 21, 2012, 18:55 Verno
PropheT wrote on May 21, 2012, 18:49:
Overon wrote on May 21, 2012, 18:06:
When you have real money in play, then you are really motivating the hackers to look for exploits to make real money.

This is what has worried me about it, too. Game design aspects aside, a real money AH means a lot more people seeing $$$ in grabbing people's accounts.

Blizzard already has the only games I've ever honestly worried about my accounts with in the first place, and I get multiple phishing emails every single day warning me about my "compromised account" or that my account is under investigation. On both of my email accounts, one that I never used for anything related to their games at all.

I have an authenticator, but it just seems like a matter of time until the stuff that generated this headline becomes a huge game-breaking deal to a lot more people.

The process of getting stuff on the RMAH isn't very simple and requires three stages of authentication so I wouldn't worry much about it. I'm not sure about buying but I wouldn't be surprised if it requires a third party auth as well.

Given the quality of the loot I'm not sure many people will be using the RMAH without some serious improvements.
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