Posted on October 8, 2012, Phil Hornshaw World of Warcraft Hacks Turn Cities Into Killing Fields
It appears that hackers have been targeting cities in World of Warcraft, laying waste to anyone unfortunate enough to be found within them.
Apparently starting in European servers, according to reports from WoW Insider, hacker characters are appearing in cities and then somehow insta-killing everyone in the area. The killings started in the cities of Stormwind and Orgrimar, but have since spread both to other locations and to U.S. servers, as well.
Blizzard released a statement on the Battle.net forums saying the in-game exploit has already been hotfixed, so you shouldn’t have to worry about weapons of mass destruction going off next time you visit a city. The developer also says it’s investigating the situation and anyone with stuff to report can do so by emailing Blizzard at [email protected]
Meanwhile, you can see a little bit of what has been happening in the video below.