[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen

3:30 PM on 05.21.2012  ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

Diablo III has allegedly been hacked, with gold and items stolen from users. This is according to multiple reports around the Web from those claiming to be victims. One such victim is Eurogamer's Christian Donlan, whose account was hijacked by a person calling herself (or himself) Anna. 

Items in both the inventory and stash are turning up missing, while any gold in a character's possession has been stripped bare. Blizzard is doing what it can to recover loot by rolling back characters, though some progress will inevitably be lost. It's being theorized that the EU server downtime on Sunday might have something to do with the attacks, but nothing is confirmed. 

Other theories involve hijacking session identifiers, or World of Warcraft hackers seizing Battle.net accounts they got into months ago. 

This news was almost depressingly inevitable, and it's come before the arrival of the game's real money auction house. It's scary to think about what could happen once that thing hits. In any case, this is more misfortune for Diablo III in what's been a very controversial and problematic launch. It'll certainly provide more fodder for those already unhappy with the game

\ We've blogged about this before: read (84) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Activision #Blizzard #Controversy #Diablo #Hacking #halt criminal scum! #PC #Role-Playing Games
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

User Avatar
iFlingPoo


Since 12:42 AM on 03.01.2016

Nepugia
Nepugia


Since 8:11 PM on 08.25.2012

Klammy
Klammy


Since 5:40 PM on 03.02.2010

Azuretruth
Azuretruth


Since 6:41 PM on 08.04.2012

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!