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OP 6/22/12 6:34:55 AM#1
Who and how to steal your Diablo III account?
Some disgusting hackers got the users database and sold to the buyers. These buyers who will classify the data by special software and sell to the game account robbers. (What special software? It is used exclusively to log in by users’ registered emails and passwords and check the data validity. Game account robbers are some bad guys who will log in game by your data and sell out all of your items and gold, even delete your characters.) At last, these robbers will sell your poor accounts to the gold farming studio for grinding gold and items. At least they can be used to yell in game for propagandizing.
What database is the hackers’ target? From Battle.net? Definitely no!
Usually hackers like to steal from game BBS, game website, game shopping store and etc. More terrible is your registration info is same. And then you got the bad luck. It’s lucky if you like setting different passwords in different websites. But only a part of users setting same pass will bring excitement to hackers. With some specific software, they will get the final valid data we called them black accounts.
[mod edit - please don't list these gold seller/hack sites]
How about the official account preventing measures?
First, the physical Battle.net Authenticator is the best way to prevent account stolen. Why? They work by providing a secure authentication code on command that's unique to your Battle.net account. After one of these two Authenticators is associated with your Battle.net account, you will be prompted to enter an authentication code when logging into the game client or Battle.net Account Management, adding another layer of protection against account compromises. (Note that by default, after you've successfully logged in with an Authenticator a certain number of times from a certain location, you won't be prompted for an code every time you log in. However, you can require Battle.net to ask for a code every time via Security Options in Account Management here.)
How about the IP-change locker? When I logged in game with different IP address, we got game account locked. It sounds good and safe. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work right now. The latest way to make this locker invalid appears. When the hacker got your account and pass, they will log in battle.net account first and copy all of your registration info including your country, city, zip code and security question. Then they open a new wow account and log in world of warcraft with new wow account. For your last login time and IP refreshed, the system will think the last IP is your valid IP address. Then they log off wow and log in Diablo III to rob it.
Hope Blizzard can find the new way to prevent account hacking in this way. I suggest all of Diablo III players get Battle.net Authenticator. It’s the only easy and effective way to against account hacking.
If my account hacks, what should I do?
1. You’d better change your password when you were kicked off by inexplicable reason and the game shows: the account repeated login, you are forced to log off. If you were kicked off and then sign in again, it tells hackers you are online, they will open your battle.net and change your password.
2. The hackers will change your account if they guess your password. In this time, what you can do is to call blizzard. So set a more complex password-only you would know.
3. When your account was suspended due to use bots by hackers, you had no choice but to turn to the blizzard, blizzard would help you to recover your account once confirmed your identity.
4. How can I get the stolen items back? WOW, for instance, Blizzard would freeze your account first, and recover your account followed once confirmed your identity, everything is new. For the Diablo 3, I guess so.
Here is the summary of the key points and an excerpt from Blizzard:
1. Grab a Battle.net Authenticator, this is the most effective way.
2. Remember not to use the same password for each online account and e-mail, Facebook is also the same. The hackers could get your cd-key and your Authenticator answers from your facebook or email account. We strongly recommend using a password that you don’t use for any other online service.
3. Be mindful of phishing scams.
Phishing scams are designed to trick you into giving out your account information, and they'll usually come in the form of emails or in-game messages that appear to be sent by Blizzard employees. Sometimes these messages encourage you to visit a malicious website (which might contain a web form for you to fill out or even embedded software that can steal your login information). In other cases, you may be asked to reply with your account name and password.
While most of these types of scams are easy to identify -- they'll frequently use poor grammar and spelling, or make outrageous threats about banning your account -- some can be difficult to distinguish from legitimate Blizzard correspondence, so it's important to be cautious of what you click on and when.
What's the most effective way of distinguishing?
The email form of blizzard is: Hello Eason, and then the content
The email form of fraud is: Hello, and then the content
Blizzard knows your name, but phishing scams can’t know your registered name. If you received an email with no name, they are 100% phishing scams.