Do you play Guild Wars 2? If so, this information may be vital to the survival of your account.
The increasingly popular Dragon Slaying RTS game has had its ups and downs, but the newest problem may be too much for anyone player to handle. Accounts are being hacked at an alarming rate. Over 11,000 have been cracked already according to ArenaNet.
"Hackers have lists of email addresses and passwords stolen from other games and web sites, and collected through spyware, and are systematically testing Guild Wars 2 looking for matching accounts." The Guild Wars 2 wiki recently stated. "To protect yourself, use a strong, unique password for Guild Wars 2 that you've never used anywhere else!"
Further statements include explanations on how to to get support for a banned account.
When accounts are hacked and then used for botting or spamming ads for gold sales, we ban the accounts until we can return them to their rightful owner. If you login and see the message, "this account has been permanently banned for a violation of the User Agreement," and if you're not a gold seller, it's likely that your account was hacked. Please contact customer support using the instructions below.
If you see email authentication messages in your inbox asking you to approve a login that you didn't initiate and from someplace you don't recognize, that's a sign that a hacker knows your account name and password, and is only being prevented by the email authentication feature from accessing your account. You should immediately change your password to a new, unique password that you've never used anywhere else.
ArenaNet has provided an email verification process to stem the flow of hackers who know your username and password. This should help until they can fix all of the issues. So if you want to keep your gold, your gems, and your loot, make sure you check out that wiki for current news.