With the addition of Battle.net and authenticators, one would think that the age of mass password hacks would be over, sadly they are not. With virtual gold that’s often times worth more than some actual real world currencies, hacking a World of Warcraft or Diablo account can be worth a lot of REAL money. For instance in China, the average person is currently making around 665 Yuans a month or $104 U.S. (source) . This would mean that the theft of $100,000 WOW gold could net a Blizzard account pirate a month’s pay in China (as the average exchange rate is $10 for 10,000 WOW gold). If no market existed, the hacking wouldn’t be half as bad as it is today
Hack the planet! In a hilarious and brilliant move, hackers broke through PBS’s security protocols last night and for a moment… brought ill-fated rapper TuPac Shakur “back to life“. For those that don’t recall, Tu-Pac was the victim of an East Coast/West Coast rap war that left both he, and rapper Biggie Smalls, toe up. As with most celebrities that die before their time, rumors instantly began to circulate that TuPac was alive in well, and simply was hiding someplace until the East Coast/West Coast thing blew over.
The hackers broke into PBS, posted the fake story, and also revealed all of the user-names and login information of the PBS staff (better than stealing their credit cards). Not wanting to point fingers at hackers, we’ll wait until they are properly identified before we post the perpetrator.
Might I just say, if hackers did fun things like this all the time, and didn’t mess with people’s hard earned cash, they probably wouldn’t have such a bad rap. I mean, fake news can be so much more entertaining than countless hours of MDK news stories and Casey Anthony trials. I’m all for hacked news..
Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report. The small town – unnamed due to security risks – allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls (another rapper) for several years. One local, David File, recently passed away, leaving evidence and reports of Tupac’s visit in a diary, which he requested be shipped to his family in the United States.
“We were amazed to see what David left behind,” said one of sisters, Jasmine, aged 31. “We thought it best to let the world know as we feel this doesn’t deserve to be kept secret.”