Bad news for Guild Wars 2 players as it has come to light that about 11,000 user accounts were hacked by password crackers.
According to ArenaNet officials, they have received numerous amounts of support requests that are related to accounts that were hacked on a span of four days.
ArenaNet advised users to choose long and random passwords that they only use on their Guild Wars 2 accounts.
According to a statement by an ArenaNet official, “If you don’t want your account hacked, don’t use the same email address and password for Guild Wars 2 that you’ve used for another game or web site. Hackers have big lists of email addresses and passwords that they’ve harvested from malware and from security vulnerabilities in other games and web sites, and they’re systematically testing Guild Wars 2 looking for matching accounts.”
One Guild Wars 2 users who just recently joined the game received an email regarding someone was trying to log in to her account using her details from China.
The player based in Norway said, “It’s been just over a week since the game launched, and I’ve now had 10 emails detailing attempts to access my account from China. I live in Europe. Thankfully, creators Arenanet make players confirm login locations via email, so all these hacking attempts have failed.”
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