World Of Warcraft Hack Kills Thousands
MMO hacks and exploits have been around for just as long as the genre itself, but it’s rare for the giants of the industry to get hit so hard. Recently a trio of hackers brought a little excitement to some of the major cities of Azeroth as they used a unique exploit that gave them the power to lay waste to hundreds of NPC’s and players instantly.
Blizzard issued the following statement:
Earlier today [Sunday], certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable. It’s safe to continue playing and adventuring in major cities and elsewhere in Azeroth.
As with any exploit, we are taking this disruptive action very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. If you have information relating to this incident, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding.