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  • Caution on Account Hacking

    Originally posted by PlayOnline

    Mar. 28, 2008 09:00 [PDT] From: PlayOnline

    Caution on Account Hacking



    Recently both ABC News and Yahoo! News have reported that over 10,000 websites have been infected by hackers in an attempt to steal the IDs and passwords used in various online games.

    Based on the articles, it is apparent that hackers are heavily targeting online game accounts. As we have often reminded our players in the past, we ask that you continue to monitor and update the security of your system and Internet connection to prevent any harm caused by infected websites and malicious programs.

    If you suspect your account is compromised, please contact the Information Center and provide us with the details. If your account is compromised outside Information Center business hours, please place a helpdesk call in order to contact a Game Master (GM) to report the details. Depending on your situation, we will offer all the assistance we can, including temporary login restriction to prevent any further harm, as well as instructions on how to proceed from there.

    We are currently reviewing the restoration policy for players who have had their accounts compromised. Our goal is to expand the assistance towards affected players by restoring their accounts to a state that's as close as possible to the state it was in before it was compromised. Details on the restoration policy will be announced on the official web site once they become finalized. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

    [Related Articles]
    ABC News:
    ABC News: Gamers Beware: Hackers Seek Passwords

    Yahoo! News:
    Password-stealing hackers infect thousands of Web pages - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Caution on Account Hacking

    Actually the number of compromised sites is much higher then 10,000.
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    • #3
      Re: Caution on Account Hacking

      Moved to ffxi news, since I think its front-page worthy. If someone feels it should be elsewhere, let me know.

      I wonder if the last part means they may start replacing gil, dynamis currency, and pretty much everything else they take when you get hacked.
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      • #4
        Re: Caution on Account Hacking

        Originally posted by Mhurron View Post
        Actually the number of compromised sites is much higher then 10,000.
        How much higher? 13,000? 100,000?

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        • #5
          Re: Caution on Account Hacking

          Originally posted by Mhurron View Post
          Actually the number of compromised sites is much higher then 10,000.
          Must . . . resist . . . subtracting 1,000 . . .
          Originally posted by Armando
          No one at Square Enix has heard of Occam's Razor.
          Originally posted by Armando
          Nintendo always seems to have a legion of haters at the wings ready to jump in and prop up straw men about hardware and gimmicks and casuals.
          Originally posted by Taskmage
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          REPENT SINNERS OR AT LEAST GIVE A NONCOMMITTAL SHRUG

          GOD IS AMBIVALENT ABOUT FURRIES

          THE END IS COMING ONE OF THESE DAYS WHEN GOD GETS AROUND TO IT
          Originally posted by Taskmage
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          • #6
            Re: Caution on Account Hacking

            Its Over Nine Thousand!
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            • #7
              Re: Caution on Account Hacking

              I said you must resist!
              Originally posted by Armando
              No one at Square Enix has heard of Occam's Razor.
              Originally posted by Armando
              Nintendo always seems to have a legion of haters at the wings ready to jump in and prop up straw men about hardware and gimmicks and casuals.
              Originally posted by Taskmage
              GOD IS MIFFED AT AMERICA

              REPENT SINNERS OR AT LEAST GIVE A NONCOMMITTAL SHRUG

              GOD IS AMBIVALENT ABOUT FURRIES

              THE END IS COMING ONE OF THESE DAYS WHEN GOD GETS AROUND TO IT
              Originally posted by Taskmage
              However much I am actually smart, I got that way by confronting how stupid I am.
              Matthew 16:15

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              • #8
                Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                Resistance is futile.

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                • #9
                  Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                  Tell that to every exp mob from 50 onward.
                  Originally posted by Armando
                  No one at Square Enix has heard of Occam's Razor.
                  Originally posted by Armando
                  Nintendo always seems to have a legion of haters at the wings ready to jump in and prop up straw men about hardware and gimmicks and casuals.
                  Originally posted by Taskmage
                  GOD IS MIFFED AT AMERICA

                  REPENT SINNERS OR AT LEAST GIVE A NONCOMMITTAL SHRUG

                  GOD IS AMBIVALENT ABOUT FURRIES

                  THE END IS COMING ONE OF THESE DAYS WHEN GOD GETS AROUND TO IT
                  Originally posted by Taskmage
                  However much I am actually smart, I got that way by confronting how stupid I am.
                  Matthew 16:15

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                  • #10
                    Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                    Originally posted by Nuriko View Post
                    Resistance is futile.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                      I'm going to wait for feba's words of wisdom...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                        Originally posted by little ninja View Post
                        I'm going to wait for feba's words of wisdom...
                        Here's a Snickers bar.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                          Wow, nice, it only took them what, 5 months to FINALLY start taking this seriously?
                          (of course, nowhere do they say they're actually going to DO anything besides present the hacking victims with yet more ridiculous hoops to jump through)
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                          • #14
                            Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                            Originally posted by Raji View Post
                            Wow, nice, it only took them what, 5 months to FINALLY start taking this seriously?
                            (of course, nowhere do they say they're actually going to DO anything besides present the hacking victims with yet more ridiculous hoops to jump through)
                            What they're talking about here and what happened in December are not the same outbreak.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Caution on Account Hacking

                              Originally posted by Mhurron View Post
                              Recently both ABC News and Yahoo! News
                              This is where SE gets their news?
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