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Hackers use exploit to massacre entire cities in World of Warcraft

By Shawn Knight
Oct 8, 2012
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  1. An exploit in World of Warcraft recently enabled a group of hackers to wreak havoc on large cities across a number of servers. The hackers were able to massacre entire cities unimpeded for nearly four hours, killing all players and...

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  2. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Bahahaha thats hilarious!
     
  3. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    Hmmm, sounds a lot like the south park episode, Brilliant!
     
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  4. SawedOn

    SawedOn TS Rookie

    Southpark did it first. Sorry OwnedCore
     
  5. Hackers? LOL
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  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,095   +43

    Guest's gonna guest... I'll be the first to just post this, and let the others of TechSpot rage

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker
    Learn definitions before posting such an arrogant reply.
     
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  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,095   +43

    And just in case guest cant read, as it seems to be...

    "Hacker means someone who finds weaknesses in a computer or computer network..." there's more, but I'd rather let him educate himself.

    If troll 2/10, made me reply twice. :)
     
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  8. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 686   +47

    How do you kill that which has? no life? haha video of it here, got it from Gamespy:

     
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  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,169   +176

  10. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    Yet you continue to come back to techspot? Who is the real ***** here?
     
  11. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    Reminds me of that scene in vege tales. People who abuse bugs for bad reasons aren't considered hackers? >_>
     
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  12. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I wish I could do that in EvE every time I saw an AFK bot miner.
     
  13. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 977   +87

    I'll admit that is pretty funny! Seems like just the players were targeted and the NPC's were left to business as usual :)

    Kudo's to Blizzard for such a quick discovery and patch on the issue.

    But still, bwahahaha!! Look at the bones!
     
  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Corrupted Blood ordeal did it better :)
     
  15. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 880   +231

    It's like a Deathwing smackdown, only without Deathwing.
     
  16. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 733   +230

    You already can. Hulkageddon proved that conclusively - there's no barrier to ganking miners in 7. or below and botting in .8 or higher isn't profitable. The bots are all in nullsec now.
     
  17. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 733   +230

    I quit WoW when I saw the gold sellers were spelling out the name of their websites using first level characters floating in the air. Watching first level characters running on water and strolling into 20th level instances w/o being aggro'd didn't boost my confidence in Blizzard, either. The hackers have been running the game for a good while now.
     
  18. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    How do you kill that which has no life?!?!?!?
     
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  19. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 281   +32

    Its a funny hack.. hehehe
    how about blizzard doing something about the gold sellers? not just in wow but in diablo 3 too
     
  20. Lol using wiki as the source:confused:
     
  21. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Those server names are used in EU and US. Would be useful to specify which (or both) realms were targeted.
     
  22. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 727   +30

    Brilliant. Played it from beta till before Lich King. Funny story to read in the mornin before I start my daily toil :)
     
  23. Bwahahaha.. this is what we call mass genocide :D even Lich King cannot stop it
     
  24. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    :D Laugh? - I almost bought my own beer!:D
     
  25. avioza

    avioza TS Rookie Posts: 55   +15

    Something like this would actually hurt players in eve. There is nothing to loose by dying in WoW, probably why it held no lasting appeal to me.
     


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