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Trion explains why ArcheAge uses Hackshield

Ever since ArcheAge's launch, Massively has been deluged with queries about Trion's use of Hackshield, an anti-cheating toolkit created by Korean company AhnLab, Inc. Western gamers aren't traditionally fond of such security programs; as of the time of this writing, even Hackshield's meager entry...

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Aura Kingdom hacked and emails stolen... or maybe not [Updated]

Recent hacking of Aura Kingdom apparently resulted in stolen email addresses that are being used to pester users players are reporting that they're getting invitations sent to their Aeria Games email address from an individual asking them to join an Aura Kingdom private server. Fortunately Aeria...

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Kickstarter hacked, customer information accessed

If you've logged in to use Kickstarter, perhaps to support an up-and-coming MMO, then pay attention: earlier today, the site reported to users that it was hacked this past week and customer data was accessed. In a security notice posted on the site, Kickstarter said that it was notified by...

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TUG suffers from DDOS attack

"Relentless" attacks against fledgling sandbox TUG are being addressed by the team and its security measures, Nerd Kingdom wrote in a forum post yesterday. Players noticed something wrong when they couldn't log into the game yesterday, and a developer confirmed that a DDOS attack was in the...

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EVE Evolved: Archaeology and Hacking in Odyssey

EVE Online's Odyssey expansion is set to land in just over a week's time, kicking off the game's second decade with a focus on exploration, immersion, and resource rebalancing. Developers plan to shake up nullsec by redistributing the value of various moon minerals and buffing player-owned...

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Captain's Log: The day my Star Trek Online fleet died

This week I was looking forward to writing about all of the wonderful stuff coming out about the coming this May in the Legacy of Romulus expansion in Star Trek Online. Unfortunately for me, that subject has been swept under the rug while I write about what happened to my fleet during this past...

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Not So Massively: Merry Christmas, Frostivus, Greeviling, and Snowdown!

Dota 2's Frostivus holiday festival turned sour when Greevils stole all the presents, and you can hunt them down for both naughty and nice rewards. Heroes of Newerth was hit by a real-life Grinch this week as hackers breached the game's security and stole the password database, but developers...

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Blizzard lowers the boom on Diablo III cheaters

Blizzard's had all it can stands, and it can stands no more. The studio is taking aggressive action against botters and cheaters in Diablo III, reporting that it's gone through "several rounds of account bans" against such players. The studio also used the ban announcement as an excuse to...

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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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Anonymous declares war on Sony over SOPA support

Sony may once again be the target of hacking attacks, but at least this time the company has a little heads-up in advance. The secretive organization of hackers known as Anonymous released a video declaring its intent to strike at Sony over Sony's support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy...

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