Blizzard Says Diablo III Account Hacks a Common Launch ProblemCategory: Gaming
Posted: May 22, 2012 04:17PM
Recently, some unfortunate Diablo III owners have discovered their accounts have been hacked and all gold and items are missing. The game has been out for a week and yet there are already account hacks affecting some users. Blizzard says these account hacks are just a common launch problem and states that Battle.net and Diablo III are still safe. The studio says account hacks are normal whenever a World of Warcraft expansion is released, and says there is nothing out of the ordinary for Diablo III. Battle.net passwords are not case sensitive, so this could lead to an increased number of hacks. Blizzard stands by its Authenticators as "some of the most effective measures" to keep your account safe, however some of the compromised accounts are protected by an Authenticator. The response from Blizzard may agitate some and provide no real answer for many, but these account hacks have to beg the question of what security will be like when the real money auction house launches.