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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      I still think it's only going to go downhill from here. Cybersecurity and Hacking is only going to get more complex and dangerous in the near future and I'm not sure that Ki the capabilities to get ahead of the game. Nor is there less of a reason that the player in question who did this once before would try again later, much of what Ki does is under pressure of scrutiny and complaints that often end unheard, and it's reasonable at some point a player would get fed up with this type of corporate behavior. It might even be the case that Ki is fanning the flames onto themselves, giving that player an extra challenge to overcome rather than Ki being under the impression the problem is over. And the more hackers that challenge the Ki security systems, the more people that may idolize them into a following since again they could think these types of problems are well deserved.

      Also throwing in incentives, I'm not sure if that was a good move (in the assumption that they wouldn't have done this if the game wasn't hacked, which I'm not sure because Birthday stuff usually revolves around these membership benefits). It could be giving hackers the assumption that they only need to hack the game to get Ki down into their knees and give everybody a win in benefits. That's only going to cause hackers to hack more often and that's the worst possible scenario. The best thing that Ki could do is give hackers less reason to do hacking in the first place and they have yet to do that. A better message would involve finding the player responsible and punishing them, which we are still unclear about. Did they find the person responsible? Is the punishment enough to make other hackers think "it's not worth the challenge"?

      I'm not trying to exaggerate the situation but my concern is that Ki thinks they're off of thin ice when they really aren't because at this rate, the future is against them.

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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Windwalker View Post
      I still think it's only going to go downhill from here. Cybersecurity and Hacking is only going to get more complex and dangerous in the near future and I'm not sure that Ki the capabilities to get ahead of the game. Nor is there less of a reason that the player in question who did this once before would try again later, much of what Ki does is under pressure of scrutiny and complaints that often end unheard, and it's reasonable at some point a player would get fed up with this type of corporate behavior. It might even be the case that Ki is fanning the flames onto themselves, giving that player an extra challenge to overcome rather than Ki being under the impression the problem is over. And the more hackers that challenge the Ki security systems, the more people that may idolize them into a following since again they could think these types of problems are well deserved.

      Also throwing in incentives, I'm not sure if that was a good move (in the assumption that they wouldn't have done this if the game wasn't hacked, which I'm not sure because Birthday stuff usually revolves around these membership benefits). It could be giving hackers the assumption that they only need to hack the game to get Ki down into their knees and give everybody a win in benefits. That's only going to cause hackers to hack more often and that's the worst possible scenario. The best thing that Ki could do is give hackers less reason to do hacking in the first place and they have yet to do that. A better message would involve finding the player responsible and punishing them, which we are still unclear about. Did they find the person responsible? Is the punishment enough to make other hackers think "it's not worth the challenge"?

      I'm not trying to exaggerate the situation but my concern is that Ki thinks they're off of thin ice when they really aren't because at this rate, the future is against them.
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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      The game is probably at least 4 years past its shelf life, so at least there is still a game? I can not be bothered, whatever happens, happens, if my account blows up so be it, I can finally quit for good lol.

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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      Quote Originally Posted by Sierra SeaSong View Post
      The game is probably at least 4 years past its shelf life, so at least there is still a game? I can not be bothered, whatever happens, happens, if my account blows up so be it, I can finally quit for good lol.
      Dang I felt that lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sierra SeaSong View Post
      The game is probably at least 4 years past its shelf life, so at least there is still a game? I can not be bothered, whatever happens, happens, if my account blows up so be it, I can finally quit for good lol.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Kokyota View Post
      Yes, Iím grinding away for Azoths - ugh!
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      Quote Originally Posted by AluraMist View Post
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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      Quote Originally Posted by AluraMist View Post
      Did you redeem the code for three free Azoth? "Novus Forming" Image posted (& a code)

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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      what happened, I didn't notice any messages coming through, what time during that day did it happen?


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      This past Friday the Broadcast System of Wizard101 was inappropriately accessed for a brief amount of time. Our sincere apologies for the disruption to your gameplay.
      Please read our complete response and resolution to the incident on our forums: https://www.wizard101.com/forum/head...303714d?page=1

      A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach

      Community,

      This past Friday the Broadcast System of Wizard101 was illegally accessed to post inappropriate messages in-game as if they were written by a KingsIsle employee. We sincerely apologize for the unacceptable statements making their way into the game and causing disruption of your gameplay. We take great care in ensuring Wizard101 is a family-friendly game and feel disheartened when someone finds a way to disrupt that experience.

      The incident was quickly identified, and steps were immediately taken to halt the behavior. We turned off the Broadcast System and have added additional security measures to ensure this wonít happen again. At this time, we believe that an external party initiated the messages through a non-traditional method of accessing the Broadcast System. No other systems were accessed.

      Considering the incident has soured your celebrations of the birthday month, we want to close out September with a bang. From now until the end of the month, we are enabling all Member Benefits and granting Membership to all players. Both will be enabled for EU players as well.

      Thanks to everyone for your patience and support as we resolved this unfortunate incident.

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      Re: "A Message from KingsIsle - Wizard101 Broadcast System Breach"

      Quote Originally Posted by MasterRampage View Post
      what happened, I didn't notice any messages coming through, what time during that day did it happen?
      Someone hijacked the broadcast system on Friday night and had some fun spamming nonsense and vulgar language. You can search for details it got quite a bit of coverage.
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