Monday, September 15, 2008

I iz Live Rly!

I am alive. Sorry for the lack of posts just not very excited right now. Nothing bad has happened on the poker front. My WoW account however was hacked and raped. This has me really pissed off. It will probably be a week before it all gets straightened out. Right now it is closed and disabled. I have no idea how this happened. I am pretty careful with passwords. This one was fairly safe at 8 chars long 4-alphas 4-numerics. Kind of scary it was hacked. Not sure what happened. I went to bed at 2AM and I wake up at 9AM and find out that my characters had been transferred to another server. I quickly send a tech support email saying my account had been compromised. I received an automated note that my account was disabled like 30 minutes later. I am not sure if this is for a violation of terms of services or if Blizzard actually shut it down because I told them it was compromised.

This annoys me and all but it is just a game and my liability here is low. I am hoping this was just a brute force attack and not some sort of keylogger. If it is a keylogger then I could be in for a world more pain. The only other thing I can think of is some inside job at Blizzard.

So I guess the process will be getting my account back. Getting my characters moved back to their home realms. The last part will be getting all my high end gear back. It has probably be shipped off to other accounts and sold. The crew at blizzard says on the homepage it can take up to a week to get your equipment back. Without equipment you are basically useless so this hurts badly. Now if they were nice they would just give me a full S4 PVP set and make me a happy customer. Not likely though. So for a while I am screwed.

I really can not figure out how they got into my account. It is driving me nuts.

I did survive the Fantasy Football pool for another week. Wheeeeee! I think we lost about half the people in the pool. Poor Bayne. I told him who to pick but he did not listen. So a total of 14 people remain of the original 37. I think my pick for this week was easy so hopefully I will survive one more time.


Blogger DubsPoke said...

Had it happen to me on my original account. Keylogger was to blame.

Probably a pR0n site that gotcha. spybot/ad-alert combo detected it for me. pain in the arse to remove as well.

fortunatley, WoW was the only thing compromised. Took me about 1.5 weeks to get stuff restored but I mostly got a $hit load of gold and lost quite a bit of my premium gear.

Sold acct shortly later.

2:11 PM

Blogger DuggleBogey said...

I noticed from some screenshots you posted a while ago that you use a lot of add-ons. I have read in the forums that a lot of the add-ons you can get are specifically written so they can steal your data.

So be careful where you get your add-ons if you're going to use them. They probably didn't cause your problem, but still. Be careful.

I only use stuff like location mods and attack macros that I've written myself, but I'm paranoid after my FT account got hacked.

3:30 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I am 90% sure I only download mods from Blizzards Add on site. I could be wrong and have fucked myself but I have not gotten any mods lately. If I did get a mod it was like weeks ago. I am going to try the spybot/ad-alert scan.Pr0n is obviously possible culprate. I will also probably remove all my ad-ons and re-download them. I need stuff like vent, omen, and some kind of map coords.

5:54 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

I was just thinking.. how can I stop downloading Pr0n. These evil fuckers should die!!! Infecting good Pr0n with keyloggers! ARG!

5:55 PM

Blogger Joel said...


Long time reader, first time commenter. I've played Wow for about a year now and most folks I knew who got keylogged, got hacked by one or two threads that were on Realm Forum website. It was a post that said something like "Hot girl looking for BF" or something and when you clicked on the link you got sent to a dead page. Most of the folks I knew who clicked on that, got keylogged. No idea what realm you are on (I'm on Quel'Dorei) but that's just one idea. Or porn, of course.

7:14 AM

Blogger DuggleBogey said...

For coords I just use a macro I wrote for myself. It doesn't give you a constant display, you just click the macro and it gives you your coords in the chat box. It's not as nice as some of the pretty add ons, but I'm positive it's safe. If you want it I can email the macro to you.

9:15 AM

Blogger Chris Halverson said...

Just get your add ons from Curse or Wowace, you'll be fine then. There is no Blizz add on site, so if it looked like one, it was most likely a keylogger site.

I thought of this when I read your story.

8:30 PM


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