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Sep 11, 2012

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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. :-)

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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.

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