Sunday, April 11, 2010

My World of Warcraft account got hacked. I thought I was doing OK with computer security, but obviously not. Actually, just yesterday I installed an addon to make finding something for a certain quest a little easier, and the hacker was in my account around 8 or 9 this morning, so it's a safe bet that the spyware came from there. And I thought that nothing could be safer than getting a familiar, popular addon from a site everyone uses. Whoops!

Oh well. I'm told it can take a week to get all the stuff restored, and this morning I ordered an account authenticator (another product of Blizzard's which supposedly can completely protect against this... which I just never bothered with because I thought I was doing OK on my own. I suck) and the delivery time will probably be about a week. So it seems I'll be taking a vacation from WoW.

Other than that, good times. T.'s parents have been in town visiting and doing tourist-type stuff, and I've been hanging out with her and them a lot. It's a bit annoying hanging out with parents, but, meh, it's fun just going to new restaurants and seeing museums with them all too.

3 comments:

Richard said...

What was the addon you installed?

Cyrus said...

Cartographer. I've used it before, but not since 3.3, so I wanted to get the newest version.

Cyrus said...

And the site I downloaded it from was curse.com.