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Posts tagged “hackers”

And This Week’s Hacking Victim Is… League Of Legends

OK everyone, ready? Now breathe deep - fill your lungs with the thick, muggy air of anger surrounding your person - and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. Another week, another popular game got hacked. This time, it's MOBA-kinda's favorite largely benevolent emperor, League of Legends. You know the drill: change your various passwords and pay very close attention to your credit cards. The latter goes double here, because Riot's…

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Sadwarface: Bohemia Hacked, Change Your Passwords

I promise we have some good news lined up, but right now I have to tell you that if you have an account over on Arma 3 developers Bohemia's website then you'll have to change the password. They've had one of those database hack things happen. Usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords have been acquired, though payment information is safe. They've taken the cautious approach…

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Please, No War: The War Z Catastrophically Hacked

The astounding saga of The War Z continues, but this time, with a twist: the rank odor of awfulness isn't coming from inside some fissure in the game's rotting flesh. Rather, an external force - data-hungry hackers - decided to stir up trouble, and boy did it ever hit the jackpot. In short, if you ever signed up for The War Z, go change everything.…

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Devil May Buy: Real Money Auction House Delayed Again

Things haven't been going so hot for the Lord of the Damned lately. At this point, his rocky start's probably better documented than, er, Rocky's rocky starts, and then that whole hacking thing happened. Granted, somewhere in there, Diablo III also sort of became the fastest-selling PC game of all time, but honestly, millions and millions of dollars can only wipe away so many tears.…

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Blizzard Tries To Reassure Hack Victims, Results Vary

Because the universe loves comedic irony, Diablo III's online infrastructure specifically put in place to keep out cheaters and hackers is currently being¬†besieged by cheaters and hackers.¬†Yesterday, Blizzard acknowledged the issue, and today, the damage control process has officially begun. From where I'm standing, though, it leaves out one very important step: the part where it, you know, actually solves the problem in the long…

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Strafe Jump To Cyberspace

The word "cyberspace" has become a rather prosaic metaphor for all things internet, but it was originally rather more fantastical, being the phrase first conjured by science fiction author William Gibson to describe the networked virtual reality in which the hackers of his Neuromancer/Burning Chrome fiction operated. In Gibson's space the network architecture was given a Tron-like reality, and hackers and corporations fought for control…

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