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WoW hit by "increase in unauthorized World of Warcraft" logins, Blizzard warn

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A quick PSA for World of Warcraft players. Mobile access to the auction house has been shut down after an "increase in unauthorized World of Warcraft account-logins" according to a tweet and a post on Battle.net . For those affected Blizzard customer support promises to "restore in-game items and gold for any accounts impacted."

It sounds like hackers and gold farmers have been getting into the mobile armoury and laundering their gold through stolen accounts. As is traditional in these instances, Blizzard point players towards their account security tips page . They're currently "in the process of notifying any account holders who were not using an authenticator and whose account showed signs of unauthorized access." For unaffected players, or those who don't play WoW, enjoy the above chicken's shock at the brazen actions of WoW gold farmers, or maybe it's just the mention of farms that's put the eggs up him.

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Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.