Diablo 3 players have been reporting that hackers are on the loose left and right, stealing loot, gold and even accounts from unsuspecting victims. Unfortunately, the hacking doesn't come as a surprise to Diablo 3 developer Blizzard Entertainment, who sent out a press release, saying, "Historically, the release of a new game ... will result in an increase in reports of individual account compromises, and that's exactly what we're seeing now with Diablo 3."
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They continued, "We know how frustrating it can be to become the victim of account theft, and as always, we're dedicated to doing everything we can to help our players keep their Battle.net accounts safe -- and we appreciate everyone who's doing their part to help protect their accounts as well. You can read about ways to help keep your account secure, along with some of the internal and external measures we have in place to help us achieve our security goals, at our account security website here: www.battle.net/security."
If your account hasn't been hacked yet, do yourself a favor and get a Battle.net Authenticator or a Battle.net Mobile Authenticator. They aren't foolproof, but the devices do make it harder for hackers to access your information. Authenticators are free if you've got a smartphone and if not they're just six dollars on Blizzard's website. You should get one. Also, make sure your e-mail password is different than your password to Diablo 3 (and any other game you need to login to) so that the hackers can't get any extra information from you.
If you're worried about your account, you can sign up for Blizzard's new Battle.net SMS Protect service which lets you use your cell phone to unlock a locked Battle.net account, recover your account name, approve a password reset, or remove a lost Authenticator. You can also get the system to send you a text message whenever important changes occur on your account, like a hacker trying to change your e-mail address.
If your Diablo 3 account got hacked, head on over to Battle.net and report it. My WoW account has been hacked on occasion, and I've got to say that Blizzard's support reps are amazing at getting everything sorted out. Don't be scared to reach out if this unfortunately happened to you.