"Hackers have massacred all the virtual characters in some of online adventure game World of Warcraft's major cities" [BBC]

15 Responses to “Carnage in Azeroth”

  1. Daemonworks says:

    Not quite as cool as the accidental plague event.

  2. Steve Begley says:

    Wow. Think of the smell!

  3. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    This is what happens when you pick on level 1 noobs 1 to many times…

  4. franko says:

    i was so bummed i missed this. why do all the wacky, cool things happen when i’m not logged in?

  5. Boundegar says:

    It was a trojan called REAMDE.

  6. Frank Diekman says:

    Life imitates South Park.

  7. This is lovely timing, as I am in the midst of reading Charles Stross’ Halting State.

  8. niktemadur says:

    Even though I don’t do the WoW, this bit of news draws me in and gives me pause.
    Seriously, that was hardcore, like some infernal, toxic condor Easter egg.

    In the physical world, stuff like this is talked about with shudders even from afar, like the Malaysian amok or the Norse berserk.
    To be going about your business in Azeroth, and suddenly this comes out of nowhere and straight at you… it’s gotta be a shock and a rush of adrenaline.  In its’ way and context, it’s definitely a significant event.

  9. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    So they left a command open to a level 1 character so they could just kill every entity they came across…  whats the problem?
    So what if it took Blizzard over 4 hours to notice this command being spammed…

  10. chiasmus11 says:

    Why is it always so painfully obvious that not a single technology writer on any major news outlet has ever played World of Warcraft.

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