Country: CN

A login attempt from the following location is currently awaiting your authorization.

Address: 112.85.45.199

City: Xinpu Region: 04

Country: CN

Hmm, I don't remember going to China earlier today for the express purpose of playing Guild Wars 2 - I think something odd is going on.

Of course - it's hacking attempts.

What I'm wondering though is whether Guild Wars 2 is being targeting in particular, maybe because its new so there will be more account vulnrablity, or is it just that NCSofts' email alert system tells us more about what's going on than other systems that simply don't report log-in attempts to us?

On the whole I quite like the sense of unease that hacking reports give me without it I think I become quite complainant about my IT security generally. Yet another beneft of gaming :)


Comments on Country: CN:

greglas says:

You know, it's interesting that it's sort of mundane now that this is happening:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/guild-wars-2-falls-victim-massive-hacker-heist

Yes, people are hacking your account because they want to steal your virtual stuff that has real economic value. Ho hum. :-)

Posted Sep 11, 2012 8:56:09 AM | link

JohnK says:

Yes, people are hacking your account because they want to steal your virtual stuff that has real economic value.

Or they're harvesting account details to see if you used the same login and password someplace much more valuable. Financial institutions are militant about security because the penalties they face if they blow it are significant and consequently very difficult to crack.

In my experience, online game companies' security practices are laughable, yet people still use the same login and password that they do for their online banking. Crack a game company's user database and you might just get the keys to a higher value target.

Posted Sep 12, 2012 11:39:37 AM | link