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148. Re: Diablo III Patch May 30, 2012, 13:47 Verno
 
Bhruic wrote on May 30, 2012, 13:25:
What I don't understand is why the people are targeting Diablo 3? I mean, we have the "experts" in the thread saying that everyone who got hacked had keyloggers or equivalent installed on their computers. So if that's the case, why would a hacker settle for Diablo 3? Wouldn't they go after your bank login? Your Paypal account? You know, something they could use to get real money? As fun as getting Diablo 3 gold must be, since no one knows how much it'll sell for, and considering how much money Blizzard takes from every deal, it seems like a really poor way to get paid.

Battle.net accounts (including WOW, D2, D3, etc) are worth a fair bit of cash, there's a huge demand so the goods are easy to unload and the hackers face little to no risk of prosecution. Foreign countries have come a long way in terms of working with banks/authorities when it comes to dealing with compromised email/bank/etc logins. Gaming stuff is a much safer target and you don't have to worry about a trail because no one is coming after you anyway.

Some people around here won't like this but the truth is that the gaming industry is well known as a soft target to hackers, that's why there has been a large rash of them over the past two years. It's a relatively young industry where there is almost no compliance with security/data access standards that other industries have. Hell, a lot of it is outsourced even.

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