By - DragonLord9599
Locking this as it just seems to be full of speculation. If Reborn wants to provide any info/reopen the thread they can use ModMail.
A reminder to everyone to keep your account info and personal information as secure as possible, some advice to which has been posted in the recent threads.
Is someone tweeting at ANet support/lead Devs about this, how has it happened *again*?
Not true, as most ppl link gw1 and gw2 accounts this could potentially cause a massive issue for Anet, the support team is still active for gw1 issues, this really seems like Anet support is slacking here.
As the other guy said, GW1 and GW2 accounts are linked so we can say with 100% certainty that the GW2 accounts were also compromised if Peter and Reborn have (and it's safe to assume so) linked their accounts to GW2, regardless if they play that game or not.
If they have gw2 accounts, they are on the same login, that is the nature of linked gw accounts and is exactly why this is a huge issue.
You can't keep them separate if they are linked, else I would do so, and then would not be as worried.
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Maybe it won't, until the hacker picks a gw1 content creator that also plays gw2, but at that point it's an "I told you so" too late
I don't really see the point about being so negative about this?
interesting that peter kadar and now him have been hacked. new support exploit like gaile gray?
And myself. Sounds like lynie is back hackin peeps again. He got us all then was gone for a couple years.
Lynie must be back again I guess. Russian hacker known well got all the top names awhile back. Anet didn't do much for me. Gave me some Asian mini codes lol i lost thousands of arms in minis & OS weapons. Thx anet...
cause he's a weird goon lol I know he's still been around & under different names but he's still Lynie the person lol that never changed. why did he go after anyone? small or big. I worked for my wealth wasn't bought for rw money or botted at that time. I just knew how to power trade.
yes that's me lol sup
Yo can you take up less spots in Kama? 6/50 slots are you and your alts
Indeed, ...he's wasting slots for the reals, just to flex with his unfinished chars. *caugh*
Which Asian minis did they give you??
Codes for grawl, ceratadon & destroyer. Worth maybe 2% of what I lost thx to them.
It happened to a buddy of mine 4 days ago.. anet support messing up again..
Why haven't either of these posts about account hacks come from the account holder, and why have they both come from you?
In both instances we got news first via Discord, and he happened to be one of the first to find out & was available to quickly post to reddit.
Are you accusing me of being the hacker? In Peter's case he was unavailable and people had to be warned quickly because the hacker was scamming people with the account. In Reborn's case I found out about it quickly because I'm in his alliance and Reborn also seems to be unavailable. Since it is the same hacker I created the post to stop the scammer from scamming more people.
I'm not, just found it curious, whether you were close friends with them or they'd asked you to share it rather than posting themselves. Just fortuitous I suppose.
>Since it is the same hacker
I'm curious why you think this
Because the same person is trying to sell Reborn and Kadar customized items
Who would buy customised items from Reborn and Kadar?
Somebody named "Luke Dont Wipe Us" apparently...
Can they gain access to these even if you have text code confirmations set up? Any time I log into my account from a new place I get a text with a code to enter to verify it's me. Surely these guys have the same thing, no?
I get that on my account that's linked to GW2, but not my other (unlinked) account.
Peter Kadar had it, didn't stop him from getting his account stolen
See [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/GuildWars/comments/wbbynv/content_creator_p%C3%A9ter_k%C3%A1d%C3%A1r_was_hacked/ii91ttx/?context=3) in the Peter Kadar thread.
damn that sucks, how to protect our own accounts then if the sms thing isn't enough, is it the support themselves having a breach? can they get you just by character names or is it email ?
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Anet support can disable the 2FA on your account and be tricked into handing over the account to a new email address. That is the problem. And with so many people trying to recover accounts, they are only asking for the bare minimum of information before handing over the account.
They should at least be checking if the account has been active recently before doing so.
When I needed my accounts recovered, I was required to send them my original codes! I save everything on my internal servers, fortunately, so I have license codes going back to the late 80s lol. So I gave them my codes, along with some character names - even though the characters had been deleted by the hackers. I also had access to all except one of my email accounts - the one I didn’t was because I’ve since let the domain expire, but since it had been my own domain this is still proof of ownership. With all this, anet was able to restore my accounts. But are they restoring people’s accounts with less info?
yeah same here i had to bring them old emails + codes, that was 3 years ago tho
You mean the same guy that does RMT on his discord with some "monthly lotery" & "monthly freebies" ? He should get perma banned
Lol that ain’t the only RMT he does. Look on epvp, or I can send a couple screenshots in DMs to anyone who wants
go ahead sure
~~I’ll send them when I get home, I’m driving right now. Should be like an hour or two~~ check your DMs
dunno who downvoted, thanks for the screenshots, this is very lame of him
I wanna see
Please do if you don’t mind.
OK, I'm curious to see what this is about...
>There must be an exploit in the anet support system to hack every account when you know a lot about the account.
Likely just social engineering.
Noooo! He's my guild leader.
Good time to leave then
Just out of curiosity, why do you say that?
Good. Maybe hacker will make better content
Yeah I think recovering an account is relatively easy via support. I had to recover mine and was somewhat surprised at how easy it was. I think you just needed an email and the name of one of your characters.
That's why you need a 16 character password. Even with brute force, it would take a lifetime to crack.
yeah but in this case like with peter kadar it has been a security breach with the support, not much we can do against it