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Monday, 8 October 2012

Hacker Attack World of Warcraft cities.

Hackers have killed all the virtual characters in a number of online adventure game World of Warcraft's main cities.
The Hackers appear to have “conjured” a character with the ability to eliminate scores of other players and those controlled within the game.
The Game’s creator Blizzard Activision has appealed for information, but reiterated: "This exploit has already been hot-fixed, so it should not be repeatable."
More than Ten million subscribers are active Gamers of World of Warcraft, approximately half of these population are thought to be from China.
Numbers had fallen down from a high value of Twelve million in 2010 to Nine million at the start of this year, but have grown steadily since the release at the end of September of an expansion called the Mists of Pandaria.
Writing in an online forum, Blizzard affirmed it stand by claiming that it was taking the action "very seriously".
"Earlier today, a number realms were affected by an in-game malicious exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and also non-player characters in a few of the major cities," wrote a representative known by the alias Nethaera, on Sunday.
Olivia Grace, contributing editor of website WoW Insider, said: "It was a Major hack”.
"They discovered a method to roll a level-one [beginner] character, which ran to the major cities.
"We don't know precisely what they did, but one way or another they were able to kill every single player's character in that city and every single computer controlled character - and they were doing this repetitively."
Ms Grace said she believed the identical hackers had attacked WoW before but not to this degree, with characters being smashed again after "recreation" as is usual within the confines of the game.