WildStar forums compromised by exploit, taken down

    
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If you’ve been wondering where the WildStar forums have gone, you’re probably not the only one. Carbine Studios took to Reddit today to explain that it had voluntarily disabled the forums while it is dealing with a rather serious software exploit.

The studio said that it took down the message boards soon after discovering that someone had been using an exploit to mess with the forum software. While Carbine is still looking into the issue, it says that it is “limited to email and IP addresses, as well as forum content” but not passwords or other personal information.

In the meantime, Carbine is rebuilding the forums, rolling back the data, and auditing all NCsoft West games and forums. The new forums should be up in a few days.

Source: Reddit
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Qarran
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Qarran

Well, they caught it and took the forums down as they should.  At least they didn’t try to hide it.  Not a big fan of ncsoft,  but they took action and I will give them credit for that.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

blackparrot89 Skyewauker Actually there was almost zero sarcasm in your post.  Nice try to crawfish though.

Tridus
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Tridus

Armsbend Assuming you are behind a properly configured router with NAT and a firewall running, your PC can’t be compromised just by having your IP. 

If you just have your PC directly connected with no firewall running, then, maybe. But that’s nothing resembling a default configuration these days.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

Now, that’s NC quality.

enamelizer
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enamelizer

Tridus Agreed, hosting forums for your MMO is like putting a toilet in the middle of your living room.

Free up those resources to focus on your game, let the communities organize their own poopshow.

Grimmtooth
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Grimmtooth

Wildstar can’t even buy a break can they

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

deekay_zero James Westfall Cosmic Cleric Tridus wprst experioence I ever had wioth hardcore rift fans was actually on wildstar. One of the people on the rp server spent the first month or two after release with her and her buddies telling us all about how great roft was and how she was totally a top raider there and anyone who coulsnt compete in raids was stupid as fuck and that she had talked with the rift devs directly on raid design multiple times

Nobody seemed to like her but her sycophants

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Vagrant Zero Skyewauker Greaterdivinity blackparrot89 Not to mention being a lawyer doesn’t exclude you from the idiot pool :)

Vagrant Zero
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Vagrant Zero

Skyewauker Greaterdivinity blackparrot89  Every idiot on the internet is a lawyer. Never mind that each nation has its own laws.

TehAcidBaron
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TehAcidBaron

Armsbend

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns

Crisis averted you can now sleep again. If your PC is getting compromised by me just knowing your IP you have a whole lot more worries. Since ya know there’s already software out there that allows me to search my nearby network (with risk of getting blacklisted by my ISP for doing so)