#1 - 2012/05/21 06:57:00 PMThis title is mainly to get as many people to view this as possible, because attacking your poor Blizzard gets you all in a huff. Anyway, just a little something to shed light on this recent failure.
Now, to make a few things clear
1) Hacking via SQL injection as stated in the article, not an issue with unprotected home computers as some have suggested.
2) Accounts with authenticators have still been compromised.
3) If it weren't for an always online DRM 'protection' or a required account to play single-player, none of this would have happened, or mattered if it did. (If you were allowed to play the single player how you wanted, you would have access to resources such as the developer console, allowing you to get any items you lost for whatever reason.)
4) Blizzard has been working with people to get their accounts and items back, but as seen with WoW, there is no 100% fail-safe return to normal for hacking victims.
5) You might want to remove any authenticator you have, because even those have proven not to work as a full proof security measure.
6) If you are really paranoid, drop your valuable items somewhere that a hacker wouldn't know to look if they gained access to your account, not really recommended.
7) As seen in the video, if the game begins to freeze up or not allow you to load into a different zone, there is a chance it is because someone else is logging into your account.