Computer Immediately Hacked and Destroyed after Posting Complaint to Blizzard Forums

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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Hey everyone,
I posed a thread on here a while ago about how I was really happy that I made a few bucks from selling a virtual item on Diablo 3, but since then things have taken a dark turn of events. It is kind of embarrassing, because I really like Diablo 3... but there have been some very bad policy decisions lately. So here is the thread that I posted in their forums:

Are Corporate Goons Ruining Blizzard?

It has come to my attention that Blizzard, in this incarnation of Diablo, are completely messing things up. It seems to me that some people, not game designers, but greedy corporate goons are trying to profit off of this franchise without even thinking about their customers.

The problem is, these corporate goons are going to run Blizzard straight into the ground with their policies. By trying to suck the money out of their customers instead of serving them, these people completely miss the point of gaming, and by doing so, are going to ruin their company.

Of course, they will get away with this and earn loads of cash while a perfectly noble group of game designers and visionaries go down with their ship.

A video game should reward its players for playing - the more time you spend, the better your character gets. But in Diablo, many of my friends are playing to the point where repair costs are driving them down to zero gold. They can't play anymore unless I let them borrow some, which I do for free.

Do you remember that old arcade game from the 80's, Gauntlet? Do you remember how it constantly drained your life even if you weren't damaged to force you to insert more coins? That is what is going on here, except with the RMAH.

The real question is, who is behind this? Think about the M.O. Does this sound like the game designers at Blizzard, or the visionaries behind Diablo, Starcraft and World of Warcraft? No, in my opinion, the M.O. is the same one used by the same greedy, middle-aged white men who ruined Wall Street and America. Corporate goons with completely no respect for anything, not even the country or game company they serve.

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Halfway through posting this thread, my internet browser Firefox stopped working then restarted. But the post was intact, so I kept on writing, and then posted it. However, within ten seconds of making the post, my computer had massive hard drive failures and was not able to read its ram or anything. Over the next ten minutes, my desktop icons started disappearing and programs began being deleted off my computer.

This was the most massive, extensive and fast attack on a computer I have ever heard of. At the moment, I am only able to open Chrome and am using it to post in this forum.

Even if this has nothing to do with Blizzard, whatever happened to my computer was insane. I took a screen shot of it that I will try to upload if I can get Microsoft Paint to work.

Since then, I have deleted the post off the Blizzard forums and I am going to take my laptop in to get reformatted tomorrow. So this is two conspiracies in one, right? The real-money auction house / Diablo 3 and some kind of new massive hacker/virus.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Ive been watching the Auction house thing, people are even complaining to the FBI about loss funds from auctions...

As for the rest, TRUST me, blizzard does not have the employees to even begin doing what you suggest.
I had a friend who worked there in Irvine, those people or overworked and stretched thin, no time to rage hack one dude on a blizz forum.

on a side note, god damn those blizz people know how to make a time sink, how bout that for a conspiracy, they have triggered my OCD just right with this game I CANT STOP PLAYING HELP!!! lol
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by darkbake


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Halfway through posting this thread, my internet browser Firefox stopped working then restarted. But the post was intact, so I kept on writing, and then posted it. However, within ten seconds of making the post, my computer had massive hard drive failures and was not able to read its ram or anything. Over the next ten minutes, my desktop icons started disappearing and programs began being deleted off my computer.



Weird, that exact same thing happened to my other computer. Everything was disappearing before my eyes and I could never figure it out. I had to reinstall windows. But what's weird, your stuff is still actually on the hard drive. Put it as a slave drive and you'll see what I'm talking about. It's still there, just invisible.

I think it has something to with the iexplore.exe or something like that.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:56 AM
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More likely it was Asian gold farmers that did the hacking than Blizzard. Why would bliss hack their player base, that makes no sense.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 02:57 AM
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Weird, that exact same thing happened to my other computer. Everything was disappearing before my eyes and I cold never figure it out. I had to reinstall windows. But what's weird, your stuff is still actually on the hard drive. Put it as a slave drive and you'll see what I'm talking about. It's still there just invisible. I could never figure out.


Seriously you too?

ah damn...

I seriously didn't want to add to that, but after reading your post...

I just got majorly virused yesterday, Killed my pc, spent all day trouble shooting till it was in the Bootmgr, had to wipe the drive twice, was even having problems trying to format in dos.

it all started while I was browsing ATS.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:00 AM
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I've posted rather abuse comments on blizz's forums and all its got me is a ban, they dont hack you back as it would cost them more than its worth should it become found out

Have you got upto date anti virus/malware scanners running on the machine? if not then its probably easy for someone to get into your computer when you click a dodgy link or download something from a dodgy site, and from experience never let your mates on your machine with admin priv's as they'll download a remote access tool and take over your machine just for the lulz

but it does sound like you have a hardware problem so i'd get it checked out and make sure the fans etc for cooling are working and nice and clear



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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It was the computer my niece used. She went on a Justin Bieber site and seconds later, everything was totally disappearing, I mean it totally wiped the programs menu while I was watching it quickly go. Tried to get to control panel before it got wiped as well, no, poof gone in seconds. Was trying to get to the restore, poof gone. I was like WTH.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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The same thing happened to me twice today. A restart fixed it both times, but this time I scheduled a disk check as soon as it started up. Every link I had disappeared, even on the homepage I built for my own convenience. I use it for favorite bookmarks, and it resides in my local publish folder. Just thought I would add that I am also using Firefox, Avast, and Zone Alarm on XP sp3.

BTW, I was on youtube and ultimateguitar.com both times when it happened to me. I'm not a gamer...
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:04 AM
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Now do them a favor and post it on every foum you can find. Print it out and send it a copy to every tech and gaming magazine you can lay a stamp on.

I mean, you've already pissed them off, might as well go all out. It'll be criminal not to.

If you want look up Discordianism, they have a couple of ingeneous ways of dealing with a 'Fenderson'.



Good luck with your endevour.


 
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:05 AM
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It was the computer my niece used. She went on a Justin Bieber site and seconds later, everything was totally disappearing, I mean it totally wiped the programs menu while I was watching it quickly go. Tried to get to control panel before it got wiped as ell, no poof gone in seconds. Was trying to get to the restore, poof gone. I was like WTH.


Well than, good job to who ever messed with teh Bieber site thing... lol.

Mine started with strange firefox crashes when trying to post...

I chalked it up to my rampant pir... I mean my rampant Backing up of things using my new 150mbps fios... But its on my gaming rig which I treat as a dumpster anyway when it comes to what I keep on the HD, nothing important all disposable.

But its Firewalled, peerblocked, and ANTI-virused up the wazoo, so found it a lil strange, but it being windows I didn't get to paranoid, hell I get worried if I don't have to reformat every three months with it...

if you really wana get paranoid get Peerblock and see who the hell is pinging your ip.. had a view universities in Iran and China pinging me, kinda creepy, only thing remotely weird I do besides all the rampant backing up is visiting ats.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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Originally posted by benrl



Oooh

That thing is pretty cool

Don't understand it, but it picked up

Overture.

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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:15 AM
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Could it be that there is a new virus that lurks in forums? Anyway, here is a screen shot of just how screwed over I am atm... they left Starcraft II, though. Wait... the image isn't working...


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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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try creating a new user account in windows and use that, see if things come back, IM just curious.

your probably gona have to reformat and reinstall windows.

BUt id be curious to know if that solved anything .



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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Originally posted by darkbake
Hey everyone,
I posed a thread on here a while ago about how I was really happy that I made a few bucks from selling a virtual item on Diablo 3, but since then things have taken a dark turn of events. It is kind of embarrassing, because I really like Diablo 3... but there have been some very bad policy decisions lately. So here is the thread that I posted in their forums:

Are Corporate Goons Ruining Blizzard?

It has come to my attention that Blizzard, in this incarnation of Diablo, are completely messing things up. It seems to me that some people, not game designers, but greedy corporate goons are trying to profit off of this franchise without even thinking about their customers.

The problem is, these corporate goons are going to run Blizzard straight into the ground with their policies. By trying to suck the money out of their customers instead of serving them, these people completely miss the point of gaming, and by doing so, are going to ruin their company.

Of course, they will get away with this and earn loads of cash while a perfectly noble group of game designers and visionaries go down with their ship.

A video game should reward its players for playing - the more time you spend, the better your character gets. But in Diablo, many of my friends are playing to the point where repair costs are driving them down to zero gold. They can't play anymore unless I let them borrow some, which I do for free.

Do you remember that old arcade game from the 80's, Gauntlet? Do you remember how it constantly drained your life even if you weren't damaged to force you to insert more coins? That is what is going on here, except with the RMAH.

The real question is, who is behind this? Think about the M.O. Does this sound like the game designers at Blizzard, or the visionaries behind Diablo, Starcraft and World of Warcraft? No, in my opinion, the M.O. is the same one used by the same greedy, middle-aged white men who ruined Wall Street and America. Corporate goons with completely no respect for anything, not even the country or game company they serve.

--------------------

Halfway through posting this thread, my internet browser Firefox stopped working then restarted. But the post was intact, so I kept on writing, and then posted it. However, within ten seconds of making the post, my computer had massive hard drive failures and was not able to read its ram or anything. Over the next ten minutes, my desktop icons started disappearing and programs began being deleted off my computer.

This was the most massive, extensive and fast attack on a computer I have ever heard of. At the moment, I am only able to open Chrome and am using it to post in this forum.

Even if this has nothing to do with Blizzard, whatever happened to my computer was insane. I took a screen shot of it that I will try to upload if I can get Microsoft Paint to work.

Since then, I have deleted the post off the Blizzard forums and I am going to take my laptop in to get reformatted tomorrow. So this is two conspiracies in one, right? The real-money auction house / Diablo 3 and some kind of new massive hacker/virus.
edit on 3-7-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)



I dont think you were hacked the way you think. You more than likely caught a virus or your HD just died. it happens.

That would be like me saying, while typing this post, you got on here, already knew what i was going to say, hack me for it, then trash my stuff.

nah bro, you just caught a nasty bug and or your HD died. It's not uncommon and it's just a coinkidink that it happened while you were venting your frustrations out on that forum.

And yes.. I agree. They killed it. I'm just going to PL my guy up to around 50 or so then sell my account. I'm only 10 levels away. The account is maxed out - max slots opened and what not, and of couse, every slot filled with artifacts, gems, crafting materials, and also maxed out crafting.

think it'll sell some? I hardly play it cause it makes me think I just bought an uglier version of the original Diablo and Diablo 2. You have to play it for nearly 10 hours before you start seeing something diffrent.

What sucks is, even the old diablo 1 and 2 had unique dungeons that looked diffrent. These all look the same.

its like you have to beat the game on every level to get to the next level then the next till before you know it, you've beaten everything on the highest level and ya wonder why it took you so long.

Had I known, I would not have wasted my money... Though, I do plan on making more than enough back by selling the account.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:52 AM
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Most likely it was a virus/worm/trojan on the server that you were connected to and not a person at all. Some times those things are latent for a while. How many pages of porn did you have open at the time?



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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When you start losing items on ebay, then complain... Until then, i think WOW is on the threat scale of a 1/10...



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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The latest version of Firefox is driving me crazy with flash crashing all the damn time, they need to fix this glitch before i go back to 3.6.xx version. (Firefox 13 blows)



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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Im not sure about blizzard but I have my suspicions about EA. Their new mmorpg made by bioware Looks like it has some masonic symbolism in the game. weather they have just added a few things becuase of the conspiracy theories becoming part of pop culture i dont know.

Anyway for players who chose the empire sith classes to start with, the image in the link below is the first thing you bsee as you walk out into the planet korriban.


korriban pyramid



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:03 AM
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diablo is causing my older desktop to memory dump as well.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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I think there is a massive sleeper virus that no one has detected. I will for good measure reformat and throw in a hard drive that has never seen the internet. I will keep that PC at home unconnected. MY work PC I will reformat, write zeros to the drive and try again.

I think a virus that slowly crept into all servers and computers over time could in essence shut down the internet if left to fester and spread over a year without being detected.

It might not be on your computer but instead will download itself at a given moment. I heard something about this from my ex-hacker friend. He was pretty serious.
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