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Reports of Diablo III Account Hacking, Gold and Items Stolen

Posted on May 21, 2012 AT 11:54am

A number of users over on the forums are reporting that their accounts have been hacked and their gold and items have been stolen.

Blizzard is currently in the process of rolling back characters who have reported that their accounts were hacked, restoring their lost items and gold. Yesterday, the European servers went down for several hours, with Blizzard offering no official reason for the downtime. One theory claims that the servers were taken offline following an SQL injection attack to prevent players logging in— but for now, this is still just a theory.

It seems odd that the servers would be taken offline without Blizzard giving an actual reason, and then for that downtime to be followed by all these hacking claims. Eurogamer writer Christian Donlan had first hand experience of the hack, details of which can be found here. Even players using Blizzard’s authenticator for account protection are reporting being hacked.

Unfortunately for Blizzard, this is just another major stumbling block in the mess that has been Diablo III‘s launch.

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Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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