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League of Legends compromised; North American accounts and transactions accessed

Riot Games has just issued a letter to League of Legends players revealing that North American account information has been compromised by hackers. According to the message, usernames, email addresses, "salted password hashes," and real names were accessed. Riot insists that password information is...

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Security warning issued by Blizzard, World of Warcraft mobile auctions offline

Blizzard Entertainment has issued a security warning for all World of Warcraft players. According to the warning, the studio has been tracking an uptick in unauthorized logins via both the website and the World of Warcraft mobile armory application, with individual warnings being sent to any...

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Prosecutors laugh last, Lulzsec hackers sentenced

The Lulzsec hackers responsible for a string of 2011 cyber attacks that targeted game companies including Sony, Nintendo, Epic, Bethesda, and Mojang have been sentenced to jail time. Gamespot reports that Ryan Cleary, Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam, and Ryan Ackroyd pled guilty last month. The...

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World of Tanks' account security compromised

If you have a World of Tanks account, you will want to change your password. Developers report that "some personal information may have been compromised due to a security incident." Time to change the locks on your tanks, folks. Thankfully, you gain more than just personal peace of mind by taking...

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Hacking ring infiltrates Trion, Nexon, and Neowiz game servers

A China-based hacking ring has infiltrated servers belonging to "dozens of online video gaming companies and stolen valuable source code over a four-year period," according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The newspaper's website says that Neowiz, Mgame, Nexon, and Trion are among the companies...

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Just how safe is your online account?

This week is Gamer Safety Week, and we hope you got your Gamer Safety Week shopping done early because the malls are packed! The Merchant Risk Council's (MRC) Gamer Safety Alliance (GSA) wants to help you be the safest online netizen that you can be by raising awareness for this second annual...

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ArenaNet implementing mandatory password change for Guild Wars 2 players

If you've logged in to Guild Wars 2 lately and have seen a bright red banner at the top of your launcher suggesting that you change your password, your time is almost up. On February 7, 2013, all players who haven't changed their password since September 12, 2013 will need to choose a new...

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League of Legends spotlights Vi, gets spotlighted by hacker

Do you solve all of your problems via punching? Do you think that the core problem in your life isn't that you try to punch your way through problems but that you aren't punching hard enough? If so, the latest champion spotlighted by League of Legends might be right up your alley. As spotlighted...

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Heroes of Newerth gets hax0red

It's that special time again -- you know the one we're talking about. The time for all of us to think about our behavior and see how we measure up. It's not Santa that's come to town; it's a security breach! Heroes of Newerth's database has been infiltrated, giving someone access to account and...

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Guild Wars 2 and the war on bots

A big victory has been won in ArenaNet's ongoing war on Guild Wars 2 bots. Big steps have been taken since the game's launch: As of now, only about 20 bots an hour are reported, compared to over 2,000 an hour just a couple of months ago. ArenaNet has been working on automating the process of...

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