World of Warcraft Hacked – Cities Invaded, Characters Killed

Oh dear – the lines between online & real-life get blurred as hackers wipe out WoW cities with a rogue character created to kill all others…

Hackers have created a character able to destroy all other player & game controlled characters, and then gone on the rampage massacring all the virtual characters in some of World of Warcraft’s major virtual cities.

Game creator Blizzard Activision has appealed for information, adding that they were taking the action “very seriously”. They stated that: “This exploit has already been hot-fixed, so it should not be repeatable.”… (‘red rag to bull there’!)

Playing numbers dipped from a peak of 12 million in 2010 to 9.1 million at the beginning of 2012, but are back up at over 10 million – almost half are believed to be in China.

I can’t help think that whoever it was should be fast-tracked through StarFleet Academy…

Source: BBC News
GS Reporter: SilverFox

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