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17. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Security May 22, 2012, 23:44 PropheT
Blackhawk wrote on May 22, 2012, 23:02:
What people are seeing now is, likely as not, months worth of hacked accounts being accessed for the first time all at once.

That's part of it. I still get 2-3 emails daily telling me there are account problems, or investigations, or that I was banned, or whatever from World of Warcraft. On both of my main email accounts, one of which was never associated with anything to do with the game. There's a concerted and ongoing phishing scam for WoW/Bnet accounts unlike anything most people have really had to deal with on their other accounts before.

The other part is the people who said they had authenticators didn't. The mobile SMS tool is what most of them seem to be talking about, which isn't the same thing as the mobile authenticator (or the key fob, obviously) and doesn't have the same protections on it.

It sucks, a lot, and I wish terrible things upon the people doing the hacks. It's going to get worse before it gets better with the lure of the RMAH out there to make the payoff for nailing a well-geared account even bigger.
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