Guild Wars 2: ArenaNet issues warning after 11,000 passwords hacked

Monday, 10th September 2012 09:24 GMT By Dave Cook

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has issued a warning to users to play it smart when choosing their password for the game, following on from reports last week that over 11,000 tickets have been raised on the issue.

Since the spate of hacks, ArenaNet has issued on official warning on the Guild Wars 2 wiki, “If you don’t want your account hacked, don’t use the same email address and password for Guild Wars 2 that you’ve used for another game or web site.”

“Hackers have big lists of email addresses and passwords that they’ve harvested from malware and from security vulnerabilities in other games and web sites, and they’re systematically testing Guild Wars 2looking for matching accounts.”

GI.Biz reports that 11,074 support requests have been raised on the matter, and that a Guild Wars 2 fan site has also been hacked.



  1. Yoshi

    Any way to get a list of all the emails? I want to check if mine is on there :/

    #1 2 years ago
  2. PenTaFH

    @1: Hah, wouldn’t that be useful. Ironically enough, seems these guys keep the stolen records well hidden. You could try looking over Pastebin and places like that though, might find something. Don’t count on it though.

    I’ll go change my password now, thanks.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    That awkward moment when you want TheWulf’s account get jacked and you could imagine the expression on his face.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Seems to be a lot of finger pointing from Anet at everyone else being at fault. Sounds a bit funny to me.

    #4 2 years ago

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