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You know the drill people: Accounts hacked, time to change those passwords ASAP. Who's affected this time around? It's the runners-and-gunners of PlanetSide 2 in Europe. Email addresses and passwords for some accounts were exposed, and affected players have been notified that they should create a...

February 26th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It's a good day for Tyria's Wall Street and its many denizens, as ArenaNet has brought Guild Wars 2's trading post fully online. The trading post, which works as an advanced version of an auction house for the game's players, has only been sporadically available since launch. The defense and cou...

September 4th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Sony's hacking woes continue today, as intruders today have attempted -- and, in some cases, succeeded -- to access the giant corporation's accounts. Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger posted a letter on several SOE forums informing players that their accounts may have been compr...

October 12th 2011 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Make no mistake: it really sucks when your WoW account gets compromised. Even with the speed with which compromises are handled by the support department nowadays, it's still a pain to have to wait to get your stuff back -- and it's even worse to know that someone was in there mucking around with y...

February 16th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With great playerbase numbers comes great security responsibility. Wait, no. That's not the movie metaphor we're looking for. How about keep it secret, keep it safe! That's more like it, but unfortunately for some Lord of the Rings Online fans, the secret (and the safe) parts are being compromised...

January 26th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Kotaku brings word of a massive cache of stolen gaming accounts brought to light and investigated by computer security software maker Symantec. Massive, in this case, equals around 44 million accounts from game publishers including Blizzard, NCsoft, and Wayi Entertainment. The largest chunk of com...

May 28th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW.com has learned through trusted sources close to the situation that Blizzard is giving serious consideration to making authenticators mandatory on all accounts. According to our sources, while this policy has not been implemented yet and the details are not finalized, it is a virtually forgone...

January 8th 2010 at 12:50am 0 Comments