I played like a !@#$%^ addict for 2 days straight and logged off at like 10am on the 24th (today) at lvl 57 with a shiny new, bought, high dps lvl 60 wep and ~ 350,000.
I log on 8 hours later to a blank character, no cash, no stash, and the only thing left is the bone that u need for the cow-lvl summon.
A new offline friend was on my list by the name 'scooper' <--- ironic aye?
I find it hard to believe that in 2(3ish) days:
1.) I went out and sporadically bought d3 (was hesitant to buy because of said reports of terrible security - Anonymous ddos'ing servers, accounts being hacked; thought Id give it a try regardless - I had never publicly given any notice that I planned on playing d3)
2.) I was targeted as a potential D3 player.
3.) I was coerced into downloading a malicious program
4.) I had logged on with said program installed
5.) I had my account's -*!@ stolen
I am more than reasonably aware of how hacking/phishing works and I an very cautious with what I download and from whom.
It just seams a bit... odd that this could happen within this time frame. I doubt i had a virus installed on my computer beforehand that targets a platform(diablo3) that wasn't even installed at the time. That being said, I haven't downloaded anything within the time of purchase (#$%^-* addict, I really mean it, I played almost non stop).
I'm scanning my computer and I have changed my password... if that will help. I also started the rollback process. I'm fiddling with the dial authenticator -I sadly don't have a smart phone.
Soooo, whats you're move blizz? Gonna say its ignorant user's fault some more? The frequency and stories that people have shared just don't add up to an all user-end related hacking ordeal that seams to be spiking HARD.
I don't want to put so much time into a game, just to have it stolen. I fear how my character will look after the rollback. Some people have reported that their character's were rolled back as far as two days. I've only played for two days... I don't want to log on to a level 0 character with nothing on it, when the day before I had a lvl 57 with 350,000 gold.
If this happens I will most likely quit.
Edit: gotten a couple of posts that seams like people don't read my responses.. so hear goes:
I am not blaming blizzard, well kinda. I'm saying that perhaps the user Isn't at fault either. I am unsure.
People WITH authenticators claim they have also been compromised.
Why can banks and CC companies get away with using a simple password? While blizzard cannot.
lastly, Blizzard said they have logs in place that track all the IP used to access an account... Even with this in place they could not find the perpetrator(s)... how is that even possible? If the 'hacker' was phishing PWs then they would still log on from a different IP and BAM we have someone to blame... according to blizzard: there is no such trace.