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Security breached in PlaySpan hack, multiple games affected [Updated]

Some MMORPGs have been affected by a security breach at PlaySpan. User IDs, encrypted passwords, and email addresses for the players of multiple unconfirmed MMOs have been compromised, according to Develop. Upon detecting the breach, PlaySpan locked all accounts and closed the PlaySpan...

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World of Warcraft hiding information in screenshots

Like Transformers, there may be more to a World of Warcraft screenshot than meets the eye. Our sister site WoW Insider is reporting that players have discovered hidden watermarks in every in-game screenshot that contains several pieces of information. The watermark is made up of several strips...

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Guild Wars 2 brings trading post online, handles hacked accounts

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...

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Blizzard internal network hacked, some Battle.net account details compromised

Blizzard Entertainment has just posted an "important security update" to its official site. The studio responsible for World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and StarCraft revealed that its security team "found an unauthorized and illegal access" into Blizzard's internal network. While Blizzard...

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Eight million gamigo user accounts compromised

Last March we told you about an attack on free-to-play publisher gamigo's account services. Today The Verge reports that the security leak has resulted in the credentials of over eight million users being posted on a password-cracking website. Steve Thomas, founder of a hacking alert service...

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Phantasy Star Online 2 hacked, NPCs clock flight time

There's out of reach, and then there is literally out of reach. Players trying to talk to NPCs in Phantasy Star Online 2's ship02 area were unable to do so yesterday because of an alleged prank by hackers that put the NPCs out of reach. Some NPCs in the free-to-play game were dangling high above...

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Not So Massively: LoL database hack and Diablo III updates

Diablo III has been taking on player feedback this week with the announcement of item drop rate and gameplay changes coming in the upcoming 1.0.3 patch. In a hotfix this week, Tyreal's damage was nerfed to stop players from using him to farm risk-free, and several easy gold-farming spots were...

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League of Legends accounts compromised

Given League of Legends' immense popularity, we knew it was only a matter of time before a large-scale hacking attempt succeeded against Riot Games' MOBA juggernaut. The firm sent out an email this weekend notifying EU West and EU Nordic and East customers that their account details may have been...

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Blizzard denies Diablo III authenticator hacking claims

We've been following the mass reports of hackers bypassing passwords and authenticators to rob Diablo III accounts blind, and now we have a new twist on the story. While Blizzard confirmed "an increase in reports of individual account compromises," the studio says it has no hard evidence that...

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Diablo III players report eruption of hacked accounts

It seems like Diablo III just can't catch a break. The game got off to a rather rocky start with a number of launch issues that have since subsided, but there's no rest for the wicked because now a number of players are reporting hacked accounts and stolen items. Eurogamer writer Christian...

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