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Old 05-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Blizzard Admits Existence of Hacks - Puts Blame on User

Today Blizzard admitted that there are a surge of Diablo III hacks happening, but they didn't give any details and only reinforced suggestions for self protection.

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We'd like to take a moment to address the recent reports that suggested that Battle.net® and Diablo® III may have been compromised. Historically, the release of a new game -- such as a World of Warcraft® expansion -- will result in an increase in reports of individual account compromises, and that's exactly what we're seeing now with Diablo III.
This was informed in spite of many reports that suggests that a malicious code can operate independently of user's mistakes and even when an authenticator is in use.

As always, try to keep your computer safe, and it is suggested that you avoid public games until more information is released.

Complete Blizzard post Here.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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avoid public games? wtf?
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:54 AM   #3
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avoid public games? wtf?
The current thinking is that if you're in a public game with a hacker, they can read your SessionID (unencrypted?), spoof it, and take over your game. Blizz is denying all this right now, and blaming hackers using keyloggers etc. That doesn't explain the large number of users claiming to have authenticators etc. Imagine how bad this would be if the RMAH was actually working, holy shit.

I was a big blizzard supporter, all for the online-only setup, RMAH etc, but this is getting ridiculous. The servers are now down for 9 hours, and with no single player mode the game is basically unavailable for my whole night (living in NZ). Getting disconnected randomly and losing all my progress through a map sucks, lag is bullshit, and it's like half the time I go to log on part of the game is turned off.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:57 AM   #4
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Glad I did not buy this game, sounds like one headache after another.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #5
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I'm enjoying the game so far, level 55 monk and Hell is definitely a challenge. I see a lot of complaining on the forums regarding the difficulty, but I'm happy where things are. First they wanted a very difficult game, now they complain it's too difficult. What a bunch of whining bitches. Blizzard just cannot please their community.

If the game offered an off-line mode, within days we'd see trainers, item dupes and other cheat utilities, which I suppose is fine but would just force me to play on battle.net anyway. These maintenance windows however are pretty silly. As far as I see it, the only maintenance they should have is releasing new patches for the game. In reality they are probably optimizing db indexes and investigating all this hacking activity.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #6
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It would have been better if they said, stay offline to play. lol. That would have made my day, but the fact that they blame the users. Really, I blame them because you are the ones that wants to introduce real money to the game. REAL MONEY, not fake facets of time spent, no people's "hard" earned money. You just gave hackers a potential career if they dont get caught. Silly Blizzard, when will you realize that you fucked up.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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If the game offered an off-line mode
I would have bought it already.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #8
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I would have bought it already.
I am staying away from this game with a ten foot pole for at least 3 to 5 years. Then, I may dabble with a five footer just to see. I will let everyone else be my little lab rats for some time.

So to the people who bought this game, and are having problems with it, I feel bad for you because that isn't how this shit for a MAJOR release is supposed to go down, but thank you for being the lab rats.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:42 AM   #9
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:52 AM   #10
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Still. The CE I bought is now going for double that in some places.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:04 AM   #11
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WOO HOO!!!!

Server Maintainance.

Another grand new feature by Blizzard.

So...whens TL2 come out?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #12
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more and more i think these new mmo models are just a big social experiement, rather than a true attempt to make something worth playing.

but at least they delayed the real money store - lol or the levels of failure could likely of rivaled sony's.

oh blizz.. stick to single player campaigns brah.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:51 AM   #13
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BS. They have serious problem with security. Why else do they keep delaying the launch of the real money auction house. They do not trust their own code.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #14
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I am staying away from this game with a eleven foot pole for at least 3 to 5 years.
Props if you get the reference...

And it is what I will do.
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Typical PR BS response. I have an authenticator but even this security measure doesn't seem 100% secure if the reports are true.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:45 AM   #17
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It seems people with and without athenticators, smartphone or stand alone, SMS text protection, windows or mac, with or without anti-virus, firewalls and stuff, has been hacked.

So, I will buy this game (as a penalty to myself) if it is not proven that there were server-side exploits, irrelevant to user protection.

Blizzard may never admit it, but as a stock market company they should be required to. And it seems most people are not getting their stuff back, and in this case items will soon be worth real money and liable to damages in court. It is not just intangible game stuff, items are real money now.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:50 AM   #18
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It seems people with and without athenticators, smartphone or stand alone, SMS text protection, windows or mac, with or without anti-virus, firewalls and stuff, has been hacked.
I don't know, I think I will wait until I see some actual PROOF before I believe that. Something beyond "I read on a forum that some guy's girlfriend's dog was hacked and he totally had an authenticator!"
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It would have been better if they said, stay offline to play. lol. That would have made my day, but the fact that they blame the users. Really, I blame them because you are the ones that wants to introduce real money to the game. REAL MONEY, not fake facets of time spent, no people's "hard" earned money. You just gave hackers a potential career if they dont get caught. Silly Blizzard, when will you realize that you fucked up.
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I don't know, I think I will wait until I see some actual PROOF before I believe that. Something beyond "I read on a forum that some guy's girlfriend's dog was hacked and he totally had an authenticator!"
That's why I said "seems".

If I had confirmation I would say it as fact. But I understand you. I don't really believe these people, but I won't buy the game until this is sorted out, and even if I had already bought it I would not risk playing public games after these.


And why is there so much downtime these last couple of days? I wonder if Blizzard is trying to patch the vulnerabilities and sweeping this case under the rug?
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