I know normally I talk about Lotro on Wednesday but today I have something else on my mind. So the other night I was feeling like playing some Starcraft 2, felt like building marines and blowing stuff up with nukes and the game delivered happily. Yesterday, I was up for some more destruction and hoped in for a quick game.
I then noticed something weird… all my Real Id friends are gone from my friends list… but I don’t pay it much mind. After all, there was a patch recently and it could just be bugged or connection issue with battle net. Nothing to lose sleep over.
Then this morning, Wolfsong contacts me and tells me he noticed my old wow character is now stark naked. Damn…. I’ve been hacked!
Or was I?
See, I went to my Battlenet account and noticed a few weird things. For starters, my WoW account wasn’t reactivated at all… I know from a few friends who got old accounts hacked that said hackers need to reactivate the account to steal it blind. Second weird clue, only my main character is naked. All my other characters are intact… Normally when this happens the hackers empty all the characters…. not just one… So.. how could I have been hacked without even reactivating my account.
To be honest, if it was only WoW I wouldn’t mind so much… sure it’s disturbing to know that you lost all your hard-earned gear even on an inactive account but the real problem for me here is that my Starcraft 2 account is linked there too and I don’t want to lose that one.
So, the investigation is ongoing, I have started the automated recovery process and changed password, put back the authenticator, scan my pc… etc… and I’m praying that it’s only a weird bug thing. Hopefully that’s all it was… a very weird bug
Edit: It was definitively hax. All my Azuremyst chars were hacked and I’m pretty sure I have a key logger on my PC… damnit. Luckily I have auhtenticator for Swtor and I check most of remember account cases so they dont have the combo of account + password but I apparently made a mistake with Sc2 I believe.. sigh… here goes a round of redoing all my passwords 😦