It started as a surprise. Guild Wars
players reported suddenly finding themselves hacked
, their accounts cleaned out, no indication of what could have caused the problem. NCsoft
offered suggestions, security safeguards, new measures being taken
, hints that the problem lay in a popular third-party website with an undisclosed name. But with the recent rash of problems that Aion
players have been having regarding security, new facts have begun coming to light, and they paint a picture that isn't pretty.
Specifically, some players seem to be finding that it doesn't take any skill to wind up hacking someone's account accidentally
. And all it takes is a few log-in attempts to find yourself with access to someone's account name, password, and billing information for all of a player's NCsoft