Registered: 2003-11-23 Location: Washington D.C. metropolitan area Posts: 26
I just have to say; who knows how long this has been going on. People have been wondering for years why it is that as soon as people`s accounts go inactive low and behold magically they get taken over. I am upset with Blizzard because they convinced me to link my Paypal to this crap because of the Diablo 3 market place and save all my cc info for wow subscription now this happens... after them denying for years and blaming their clients for poor security practices. I don`t even run java script and been hacked twice. Now it makes sense why.
Registered: 2003-03-20 Location: Irvine, CA Posts: 3637
"I just have to say; who knows how long this has been going on."
It hasn't, just this one time. They didn't get any billing, credit card info. They got your email, encrypted version of your password that takes who knows how long to crack (days-weeks). They got your secret question, and apparently somehow got part of the authenticator. At least it's not your most important part which is your billing/CC, plain text password which the other several people that got hacked gave out.
" save all my cc info for wow subscription now this happens"
That wasn't compromised. They have authorities, experts etc, to help confirm all this.