Well, lets all look at the FACTS. I myself was hacked, but im not going to go on a rant about how its 100% not my fault OMGZ BLIZARD TEH SUX!!
Fat 1, everybody that has been hacked has had it happen since blizard took the servers offline on sunday, with only a 5 minuite warning, suggesting that there was an issue they needed to correct fast.
Fact 2, with the hundreds of people effected, im sorry but the keylogger of phishing scam excuses people have been using, just dont have any logic to them, as the hackers seem to leave the same 'new friend' in our friends list. This would mean the hackers are generaly the same people....meaning that everyone that is effected would have to have near enough the exact same internet usage in order to accidentaly download the software containing the keylogger or phishing software....that just dosent make sense.
Fact 3, Not only is is us 'regulay, casual' gamers that are effected, but PC gamer journalist Tom Hatfield and Eurogamers Chris Donlan were also hacked. They play games online for a living, do you realy expect their online security to be bad. More than likely they have authenticators and numerous security programmes to prevent things like this happening....because if they get hacked, their job is effected.
Fact 4, This has all happened when the RMAH is scheduled to go up
Fact 5, Of the hundreds that are effected, quite a large percentage are saying they also have authenticators on their account. Yes this dosent make it 100% hack proof, but its suposed to make it hard for those trying, yet alot of people are still effected. Yes iv seen the posts saying 'but if theyre using your own ip address then they dont need a new authentication'...and while this is true, im willing to bet some of those had it set for authentication for every game session.
this is starting to become news on more and more gaming sites, if it was just a case of random hacks, then it would just be a side note piece of news, not worth realy mentioning. To those people that say 'well if BLIZZARD were hacked, it would be in newspapers'....no it wouldnt. Sony was in papers because of the scale of the attack, and they got literaly millions of credit card numbers. this attack has been soley on Diablo 3, no other games are effected, and since the RMAH wasn't operational, no money was linked or involved. Therefore it dosent constitute national news.
Thats just my view. im trying to remain impartial, to let others make up their own mids from the facts, not conjecture.