Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:03
Not sure the lawsuit makes sense, unless the guy wants restitution for the $4 or so it costs to get the authenticator. For those almighty people here saying that the hacking is "Your fault!" not Blizzards, you may want to research the issue and see how many people with and without authenticators have been hacked. I myself was hacked, and had a very very good password for the account as well as an authenticator; now, before you say "well, it had to be your computer!", i give you some info about my pc and me. I am an IT manager who has worked for companies such as Symantec IT internal department, MessageLabs IT internal department and now a private Chemical plant, again internal IT deparment....so with all that in mind, i have made sure that my PC IS as secure and clean as possible, not only for a stupid game, but also to make sure information on my pc is not compromised.
I also ran wow clean, without addons etc, and any updates were all downloaded using the client....so when my account got hacked, i made sure to do before calling blizzard a full forensic analysis of my machine, including firewall logs, av scans, spyware scans, etc, etc, etc......what i found was that my computer was clean, and my account was hacked either directly from Blizzard or my isp had some issues with man in the middle attacks, and blizzards traffic encryption had or has been compromised (do not know which).
So, going back to the suit.....smart? maybe, depends what the person wants, if he wants restitution for the authenticator then sure, have blizzard refund his $4 or so...anything else is a joke, although having blizzard change some of their warnings or making them give out warnings when something does happen like getting hacked would be nice.