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2-06-2008 @ 9:02AM
One of my accounts got hacked about two months ago. What was interesting was *how*. Apparently the hackers used a DNS poisoning attack to redirect the URL for the Launcher web content to a hacked server with similar content.I had two PCs that I was using to play on. Anti-virus caught the issues on the Launcher, but I assumed it was just something within the Blizzard page that was trying to do something that my AV *thought* was a virus. On one PC I just told it to stop trying to use the Launcher and not to execute anything from it. On my other I told it to just allow the Launcher to do whatever it wanted.Of course the PC that I allowed the Launcher to execute everything it wanted was keylogged. My AV caught it, but not in time. My accounts were cleaned out (or at least most of them), but I caught the no-gooder before he got all of them.Lesson learned, don't assume that *anything* is safe, even if it's Blizzard. There's always some way around things that a dedicated hacker can find.
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