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D3 hackers convicted in court?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by fmulder, May 21, 2015.

  1. fmulder

    fmulder Site Contributor

    Oct 1, 2010
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    I remember a fair number of players complained of hacked accounts when D3 launched. Now an article from Fusion claims to have interviewed someone who had been convicted:
    Anyone around here had their account hacked and items stolen?
  2. Dacar92

    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator & Inc Clan Officer

    Nov 2, 2003
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    When I first started playing WoW several years ago I had my brand new account ripped off. They stole my 75 gold and that was it. I was angry and surprised that someone would go to the trouble of stealing 75 gold, lol. and then got the authenticator. But nothing since.
  3. kestegs

    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

    Aug 27, 2008
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    Kinda crazy, I remember those stories of people remotely accessing your comp when it first happened.

    I think it's fair they're punished since they actually broke into these computers. If they just hacked accounts then they wouldn't have been punished by law. People need to understand that the Internet is not free of real life consequences.

    I had my account hacked back in d2 once. Of course I let my security software lapse, so it's (almost) my own fault.
  4. altermaven

    altermaven IncGamers Member

    Apr 22, 2014
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    I was a fool in 2002, when D2 automated farmers were "the thing". well, said tools can go spectacularly wrong, so I went on to check what it got the next day, turns out someone raided my account because the tool apparently leaked the password in chat.

    lesson learned folks: you can get severely penalised for cheating; you can get banned, you can get your hard-earned stuff looted.. or someone could do even worse. Just don't do it. It's not worth it. in fact, most tools have "remote trojan" written all over it. so it all boils down to one of two things: your game account gets compromised, or your comp's security gets compromised.

    And no worse thing than your comp being turned into a DoS zombie if said person is that unsavory.

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