25 May 2012
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Hacking claims dog Diablo III

The release of an ambitious game always results in difficulties – and Diablo III has been no different.

After the initial extreme server-overload, widespread reports of hacking have now become a problem.

Attacks on user accounts have resulted in in-game loot, gear and gold being stolen, much to the rage of gamers.

In a post on the battle.net forums a few days ago, Blizzard community manager Lylirra assured players they are doing everything in their power to stop hackers.

"Historically, the release of a new game…will result in an increase in reports of individual account compromises, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing now with Diablo 3. 

"As always, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to help our players keep their Battle.net accounts safe.”

However, since this release the reports of hacking have continued to flood in, resulting in another post from Blizzard’s Bashiok.

"We’ve been taking the situation extremely seriously from the start, and have done everything possible to verify how and in what circumstances these compromises are occurring.

"Despite the claims and theories being made, we have yet to find any situations in which a person’s account was not compromised through traditional means of someone else logging into their account through the use of their password.”

Although the reports of hacking are widespread, Blizzard could well be telling the truth – and if gamers are dumb enough to have an easy to guess password, that could be the cause of the hacking.

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