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Author Topic: World of Warcraft cities hacked  (Read 1457 times)

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World of Warcraft cities hacked
« on: October 08, 2012, 08:05:01 AM »
This really made me laugh : World of Warcraft cities hacked - and sacked and burned !


"Hackers have massacred all the virtual characters in some of online adventure game World of Warcraft's major cities."


NB : I don't play this game ...
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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 08:13:22 AM »
(I don't play Warcrack either.)

It's very funny and unfunny at the same time.
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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 11:02:47 AM »
Noticed this a bit earlier today, did a bit of investigation.

Apparently the exploit had been used by a group of three WoW exploit writers for a while, mainly to do runs of the Baradin Hold instance - combined with a teleport hack, they could clear out the instance in no time, earning a lot of gold. Finally blizzard caught wind of it, banned one of the guys, and then the rest got pissed off, shared the exploit with a few others, and set off to disrupt the major cities of several servers.

Some weeks earlier, one of those guys had found a way to *crash* entire servers, afaik by sending some malformed packets.

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Baradin Hold Instakill
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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 11:57:06 AM »
Freaking packet editors!

This was a problem way back in Vanilla, and I honestly can't believe that they didn't fix it back then. I quit WoW back in patch 1.14 Vanilla over a hack like this and Blizzard's inability to fix it in a timely manner.

On top of that, other MMORPGs are being plauged by hacks of similar nature.


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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 12:18:00 PM »
plauged - I love that word.
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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 01:45:12 PM »
plauged - I love that word.

me too ;)
is that the American English spelling, or should it be 'plaugued' - they both look weird to me now.
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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 02:08:42 PM »
Reminds me of something commonly found in WoW: People saying rouge instead of rogue. :P


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Re: World of Warcraft cities hacked
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 02:09:58 PM »
Reminds me of something commonly found in WoW: People saying rouge rogue instead of rogue rouge. :P
There, fixed that for you ;-)

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