Call me crazy (it wouldn't be the first time, trust me), but I haven't used an authenticator this entire time. Bad K, bad! But yesterday I finally downloaded the mobile app on my iPhone (I know, I know... having an iPhone, I've had no excuse) and linked it to my battlenet account. Well, let me be a little more specific on what might have finally convinced me to do this. Checking my blog statcounter info, I've found a couple of IP addresses that are repeatedly accessing my gold cap post. Hmmm. Gold sellers? Hackers?
So then I log on last night for the first time post authenticator, and I check my mail to pick up my corehound pet and I find a note from Nkm. He had sent me some enchanting mats with a somewhat confused note saying that he wasn't sure where these went in our guild bank, so I should take care of it. Sidenote: I am sort of a guild bank nazi in terms of where things go, which tabs they are in, and general organization.
I read Nkm's note with a bit of confusion, because its been obvious for a while where our enchanting mats go. Thus, I head over to our guild bank, pop it open and what??!? We have pretty much lost every single enchanting mat we had. All that was left was 7 Infinite Dusts. In its place, a bunch of crap was put in the bank. I then check out the other bank tabs and find that someone has withdrawn some potions, flasks, and all our fish feast as well.
What's even odder is that this is a more casual player who has been in our guild a while, but someone who does not raid with us. Hmmm. It did seem unlikely that they would ninja the guildbank, so Jess then goes to look her up on the armory. Jess finds that they have been stripped of all of their epic gear, probably having been disenchanted because enchanting was one of her professions. Aw man. She, and our guildbank have been hacked! What a coinkidink... on the day that I personally chose to download the mobile authenticator!
I feel horrible for her, and I hope that the process of restoring what she had isn't too painful (though I've heard it can take weeks). While it sucks that we lost things from the guildbank, it could have been much worse. Luckily we had limited access on the gold in there so no money was taken. Jess put in a ticket, and we'll see if any of the stuff ends of getting replaced. My comment when we were talking on vent and how we could replace our guildie's personal stuff as well as the guild bank?
"Hmmm, we should find someone with a ton of gold. Do you know anyone?" :p
P.S: Screw you hackers
P.P.S: Screw you gold sellers to whom hackers sell the gold that they hack
P.P.P.S: Screw you players who buy gold from gold sellers, thus perpetuating this cycle
P.S: Screw you hackers
Ok that is all.