Does this go under Maplestory Discussion? I do not know, this is my first thread.
I wanted to ask South Perry if anybody has been, or knows of anybody who has been hacked since the SC yesterday.
This is motivated by the fact that 4 people central to my alliance were all hacked within a 5 hour time span last night, as well as several more on my buddy list.
I am looking for possible reasons that they were hacked, and am not trying to incite a panicked "Oh no, I'm going to be hacked!" thread. This is not a "let's panic and jump to irrational conclusions" thread I stole that from Eos.
None of them were on the "list". Nor were they on the "extended list" because none of them have used the MTS for over 3 months.
The weakest password among them was 9 characters.
Only tradeable items were taken, and in almost all cases only off of the highest level character on the account.
All nx was used to buy items in the MTS (transfer nx to the hacker, probably) instead of buying soks for items that were worth more than the nx.
Any characters on Scania were also stripped...indicating the hacker is either from Scania, or did not know what world the account information was for and worked his way down the servers.
Can SP help provide any further information on this? It would be great to see a preventable trend here.
Edit: I found one of the hackers...his name is random blabber. He's been hacking people and selling their stuff in his mushy. I found all of one of my friend's stuff in there, sold for hundreds of mil below the actual price.
Edit 2 : More information. One of the hacked people changed her password every 2 weeks and literally used her computer for nothing but Maple, meaning nothing else was even downloaded on it.
Several of them had never played other Maple games. Others had.
So far I have able to confirm with at least one of them that he had never done surveys (account had been banned before), and he had also never used the MTS. He doesn't even know how to use it.
Edit 3: I have more information.
I decided to stalk the person who hacked my alliance members. I traced him back to his mushy, poorly titled "buy of offer". On a hunch, I decided to check the adjacent markets to see if I could find other similar mushies. Lo and behold, each adjacent mushy had a "buy of offer" mushy in it as well, all at door spots.
I followed up and searched the names on the rankings.
All level 16 evans dressed with purple bandannas. Interesting, no? They target evo rings and never sell items for more than max, probably to avoid the effort of using other forms of currency.
And a question: Is is true that on sites not using HTTPS, each time you input an incorrect password for an ID, the site gives the correct password, but encrypted? This password isn't seen, it has to be accessed, assuming this is true. Just from talking to a friend.
Edit 4: There is a server check coming up. People have been almost exclusively hacked within the 48 hours following a sc, so I'll follow up on this and report what I find back here.
Again, this is not to blow things out of proportion, but to try and identify a trend or cause to the hackings that can be prevented.