World of Warcraft Victim to High Unauthorized Login Attempts
World of Warcraft has recently been a victim to a high amount of unauthorized login attempts into player accounts. This has caused Blizzard to issue an account security warning to all players who do not own an authenticator.
The developer believes that those with authenticators have nothing to worry about; while those without need to secure their accounts immediately.
“There’s been a recent increase in unauthorized World of Warcraft account-logins via our website and the World of Warcraft mobile armory app,” reads a statement by Blizzard.
On their part, Blizzard has temporarily disabled mobile access to the World of Warcraft auction house. It is also suggesting that players should take time out to read through their security guidelines to help secure their accounts better from unauthorized access, which is seemingly coming from “unusual IP addresses”.
“While no means of account security is guaranteed, every precaution you take to secure your computer and your account—including changing your password periodically—adds another defensive barrier,” reads a message Blizzard posted on Battle.net. “We strongly encourage everyone to take a few moments to read through the security tips available on our support website and follow the suggestions posted there.”
“As a result of these activities, access to the World of Warcraft auction house via the mobile app has been taken off-line temporarily. Upon request, our customer support team will restore in-game items and gold for any accounts impacted.”
If you’re a World of Warcraft player and has clocked in the many hours; I would suggest you heed Blizzard’s warning and change your passwords now.