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Restricting Access to PlayOnline from Certain Acce

In order to further improve the security and integrity of FINAL FANTASY XI, we will be restricting access to PlayOnline from certain access sources. This restriction will continue until further notice.

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How long are we locked out of our game for
# Jul 18 2008 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
Soo... does anyone have a clue how long we have to wait? Hours / days?
Anyone know....
# Jul 18 2008 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
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I have been trying to log in to 3 different accounts, mine and 2 of my friends for about an hour now, and it keeps telling me my User name or password is incorrect, I was signed in til midnight last night, EST, and signed back in several times during the day yesterday w/o any issues. Did the expand the block? Did that POL Update that I got ***** something up? Anyone else having these issues?

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A friend from LS contacted U.K support (I'm U.S and they dont open for another 2hrs) and they told him they are having issues w/ the playonline server equipment and they currently do not have any timeframe set for recovery.

Edited, Jul 18th 2008 9:58am by Apsolus
Migration change
# Jul 15 2008 at 6:54 PM Rating: Default
Man if they made Migration take 3-4 hours or so instead of being instant they would catch lots of these hackings, the reason you don't catch them is they instantly move it to another server and they can send it to whomever they want and nothing can be done, but it they have to log into the same server and you can get a GM while there still trying to move stuff they won't get away with it I would think.
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# Jul 17 2008 at 4:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, it's been over a week since I requested a data restoration upon getting my account back and seeing all my best gear taken. Still no word. I guess they're in no hurry to help me.

The silver lining is I have gotten to catch up on watching alot of movies I have been meaning to seen!


Update edit: I just talked to POL customer support. They said there are ALOT of requests for game data restores going on right now. Sounds like some hacker hit the mother load.

Edited, Jul 17th 2008 8:08pm by Leut
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# Jul 18 2008 at 7:40 AM Rating: Default
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Update edit: I just talked to POL customer support. They said there are ALOT of requests for game data restores going on right now. Sounds like some hacker hit the mother load.




Or like a bunch of ppl are trying to cheat the system by sending their high dollar gear to other ppl, changing their Pol Pword, and saying they got hacked, in order to get a restore and basically have free gil.
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# Jul 18 2008 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Roboto wrote:
Or like a bunch of ppl are trying to cheat the system by sending their high dollar gear to other ppl, changing their Pol Pword, and saying they got hacked, in order to get a restore and basically have free gil.


I thought about that too. That might be why it's taking so long. They do a full investigation to confirm that there was definitely a compromise to the account.
Wow...
# Jul 15 2008 at 6:11 PM Rating: Good
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I haven't seen a message like that since I was given the order from the upper immortal council to ban Sweden from Realms Of the Dragon (a mud)...I kinda miss the old text-based days...
2 players hacked with in a month in my LINKSHELL!!
# Jul 15 2008 at 4:47 PM Rating: Default
Ok this is some crazy crap that is happening. We witnessed, one evening, the hacker on of our own's account, already migrated to another server, going through all her mules... and of course, responding indifferently to our /tells when we called em on it. GM's couldn't do much but tell us to get the hackee on so they could talk. What kicks me the most is that she probably got her credit card charged for her migration. So thats like GRAND theft. It's an impossible situation, to say the least, to solve immediately, especially if the hack is coming from Asia..and we in NA. I also heard a rumor that hackers are proxying the POL community linkshell website. If that is so, watch out people. Dont use it, simple as that. If someone can proxy a frickin ATM pad, they can do it when you log into alla, somepage, or your veryown linkshell website. I believe it because, where else would you put that information on the web. The only thing we can offer, is to not use the same 1 or 2passwords for EVERYTHING u log into.


AH well Good luck
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Probably they have been hacked...
# Jul 13 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Default
Probably they have been hacked because since friday's morning I cannot log in with my final fantasy xi character it was deleted but after trying for a while suddenly it became available again. I could play for a minutes but after I logged out it happened again my character wasn't in my list and since then I cannot log in anymore it had been deleted. I have talked with a GM and said that they can't do anything that I have to talk directly with PlayOnline on Monday. Ah and by the way I don't share my computer with anybody and I have latest definition of NOD32 and my network is on my home not shared.

Alfred
why I think it is no problem if they blocked china
# Jul 12 2008 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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If they have blocked china, I can say that while I do feel sorry for the legitimate players from there, it is all the illegitimate players from china that have ruined it for the legitimate players.
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Hmmm.
# Jul 12 2008 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
So, is this why I can't log in lately?
i'd really like to know more
# Jul 12 2008 at 7:34 AM Rating: Default
would be nice if Square would release more info soon. the suspense is killing me....
worries
# Jul 11 2008 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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No drg for party...
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 11 2008 at 7:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) If this is for hackers account, it is the best thing, however, may be called for if the RMTs, I would say that this is a foolish practice. Closure may not be able to have great effect, this is only step in the footsteps of China!
worries
# Jul 12 2008 at 12:57 PM Rating: Default
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U make about as much sense as a gay man who has had a sex change and becomes a lesbian....
worries
# Jul 11 2008 at 7:29 PM Rating: Decent
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No drg for party....
worries
# Jul 11 2008 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
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what?
I believe I can explain some of this.
# Jul 11 2008 at 12:53 PM Rating: Good
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I got hacked at the beginning of the month. I did not get hacked via info attained through logging onto the game. I got hacked for logging into the PlayOnline Linkshell Community. I logged on from my pc at work, a place where I believed the network was as secure as you could possibly imagine (ie, extremely). So it is likely that hackers are targeting POL directly now.

SE had to step up security measures and blocking where the vast majority of the compromises came from was the best call to make at this time.

I can't help but wonder how many others got comprised in the same manner. I can say that the call desk has been under extreme load lately. Took me hours to get to talk to support...on mulitple days.

Word to the wise.....be cautious when typing in your POL ID# and password no matter how secure you think you are.
I believe I can explain some of this.
# Jul 11 2008 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
thats why i dont use the POL community thing. It has been and always will be a Trap...

I believe I can explain some of this.
# Jul 11 2008 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
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tIt has been and always will be a Trap...


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Hmmm...
# Jul 11 2008 at 12:28 PM Rating: Default
makes you wonder..
Yes, please
# Jul 11 2008 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Probably blocking certain parts of china and/or korea.



Let's hope so. Cuz i got hacked yesterday morning. While bazaar'n in Rolanberry.
#CRJR, Posted: Jul 11 2008 at 10:15 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Sounds more like they might finally be taking action against logging in through Windower... but who knows.
vague...
# Jul 11 2008 at 9:48 AM Rating: Good
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I'm guessing there was either some sort of incident regarding hacking with IP addresses, or they are simply trying yet again to fight the RMT's.
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# Jul 11 2008 at 8:41 AM Rating: Good
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they probably dont want to tell us because if you dont know how or what they are talking about they dont want to give anyone ideas or hints on how to hack players.

and by the way I don't have a CLUE as to what it means or what they are talking about.
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# Jul 13 2008 at 10:06 AM Rating: Default
Probably they have been hacked because since friday's morning I cannot log in with my final fantasy xi character it was deleted but after trying for a while suddenly it became available again. I could play for a minutes but after I logged out it happened again my character wasn't in my list and since then I cannot log in anymore it had been deleted. I have talked with a GM and said that they can't do anything that I have to talk directly with PlayOnline on Monday. Ah and by the way I don't share my computer with anybody and I have latest definition of NOD32 and my network is on my home not shared.

Alfred
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# Jul 11 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Good
Probably blocking certain parts of china and/or korea.
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# Jul 11 2008 at 8:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not much more to add...
http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/polnews/news13756.shtml
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o.O?
# Jul 11 2008 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
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explain?
o.O?
# Jul 18 2008 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
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My suggestion is instead of making your own passwords, use an online password.

I've changed my POL PW but won't log into the community page through FFXIAH.com I don't trust it.
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