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2-06-2008 @ 10:01AM
Got hacked a while back as well. I happened to be online (thank god not in a raid because I wouldn't have been able to play the rest of the night) with my husband when we started seeing my alts sign in (2nd account, I had just transferred my main, 70 hunter, off the account like 2 weeks before). Something clicked (guildies thought I was going nuts in vent too when I started freaking, lol), and I jumped onto that account while my husband went and reset the password on all our accounts. The password change managed to stop them, but I signed in to find my alt pally sitting in the Org Inn nekkid, no gear, no enchanting mats, and all the enchanting and tailoring patterns she had gone. I got a GREAT GM when I opened a ticket, and since I'm a GM, I expressed concern over the fact that I had seen 2 other guildies get hacked in the weeks before. They immediately escalated my case, while my husband and I inventoried all the missing gear, patterns, and whatnot (I had caught them before they could mail my gold off). I consider myself lucky because (oddly), they signed on my alt priest, didn't move her, sell her stuff, or take her gold. They deleted my Shaman completely (with all her gear, because when I armory'd her, she was still wearing everything), and took out 2 alliance characters (46 and 62) on another realm, along with some alts over there as well. I think it happened on a Thursday, and by Monday, I had all my gear back, gold, patterns, everything. I noticed that a couple other things were still missing, so I contacted the GM working the case, and he promptly put the items back in my bags--definitely helped to improve my mood after the hack! I found the keylogger when I was running about 12 different scans, and it appears to have come from a website that a friend had sent me to. I told him about what happened, and who the file tied back to, and he freaked out as well. After I got hacked, I quit playing on the compromised PC. I played on the laptop I always played my main on (saving grace there too--only 1 WoW account was ever logged into the compromised PC--the rest of them were played on clean PCs in the house) until I built a new PC for my Christmas gift and picked up a couple new monitors for my husband and I.Getting hacked definitely makes you realize how vulnerable you are--and when I hear about people sharing accounts, or original account holders taking back their accounts, I just shake my head...spend the $45 and get copies of the game with the battlechest, and own your own account. People randomly deciding they want their account back and us getting stranded because our healer can't play since the PW on the account that their character is on has been changed, sucks. I never thought of sharing accounts when I played Diablo and other games...wouldn't start it now.
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