Cryptic servers hacked?
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 May 2013, 2:30 am
I am using unique and secure passwords for my various online game accounts. So guessing my passwords or solving them with brute force should be difficult enough to make that approach too expensive compared to the small value of those accounts. So I am very much surprised that I already got the second message from Cryptic in a week that they blocked somebody accessing my Neverwinter account from an IP in China.

Now I do like Cryptic's "account guard" system which require e-mail verification if an online account is accessed from a different IP. But I wonder how the Chinese hackers were able to try to log into my account in the first place. Twice. I have serious doubts that they were employing huge supercomputers to crack Neverwinter passwords by brute force, trying all possible password combinations against all e-mail addresses they could find on the internet. It is much more likely that they first got my e-mail and password from the Cryptic servers itself.

Is anybody else having problems with his Neverwinter, Champions Online, or Star Trek Online accounts being accessed by hackers? I only dabbled in those games, so losing that account wouldn't be a big deal for me, but I can imagine others having invested more time and money and being more worried. Have the Cryptic servers been hacked again?
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