Given the recent hacking of major companies, could WoW
be hacked? In an article posted today at Digital Spy
, Lead Game Designer Tom Chilton replies that attempts have been made recently, but Blizzard came through unharmed.
While the question and answer doesn't specifically say LulzSec or Anonymous, I think it's safe to assume LulzSec is the group in question, given the recent high-profile attacks on U.S. government sites
and other MMOs, like EVE Online
Most of LulzSec's work has been focused on DDoS attacks
and breaking into servers to create "lulz." During their most recent spree, rumors abounded that WoW
was a target; however, nothing came of it. It would now appear nothing came of it thanks to Blizzard's security measures.
Several major gaming studios have fallen victim to hackers of late. What measure are Blizzard taking to ensure that WoW is not hit?
We have always tried to be as diligent as we possibly can when it comes to security. Certainly when hacking was going on with other companies recently there were numerous attempts against ourselves also. Fortunately, our security was good enough, so we didn't lose data or anything like that.
We always put a high priority on security, but that's not to say you can ever be impregnable. We're not resting on our laurels saying 'they can't get us'. It's always a possibility, and we take it very serious, but so far, so good.