Dan Goodin reports:
Password crackers have hacked more than 11,000 accounts belonging to players of the popular game Guild Wars 2, in part by using credentials siphoned from an unknown fan site that was recently compromised, game officials said.
Officials with Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet recently began the practice of proactively e-mailing customers when someone logs into an account from a new location. They’re also advising users to choose long, random passwords that are unique to their accounts and to check e-mail only from trusted devices. From Friday to Sunday, officials said they received about 8,500 support requests related to hacked accounts and another 2,574 requests by Monday.
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