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Illegal Gifting

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by GM Rhotaaz, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:13 AM.

  1. GM Rhotaaz

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    Greetings Adventurers,

    On December 1st, we advised affected users of a data breach. Despite our efforts to secure these accounts, it seems that data has fallen into the hands of nefarious members of the community and they are accessing those accounts to steal pearls and sell gifted items.

    It is exceptionally easy for us to trace these transactions and anyone found to be receiving gifts under these circumstances will have their account permanently banned.

    If you have purchased pearl items illegally, I encourage you to make a ticket detailing which items you bought. Anybody that self-reports and assists us with our investigation will have a reduced punishment.

    We advise everyone to follow these basic steps on Account Security.

    BDO Team
     
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  2. DedKorean - Ezzy

    DedKorean - Ezzy BlueTeam DarkKnight 59 EU

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  4. Soitora

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    Good answer, but what if the "hacker" does some off-site dealing with another unsuspecting users, than then gets gifted by the "hacker"? Wouldn't a permanent ban in that case be out of place?
     
  5. Jab

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    Please Ban silver seller
     
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    So, what would happen should one of theses 'hackers' gift pearl items to random people?
     
  7. GM Rhotaaz

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    This is why I am giving people the chance to report any 'unusual gifts' they receive.
     
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    What about the gifts that have been received? will these be removed?
     
  9. FrozenReaper

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    ripperoni, btw gj ban them all
     
  10. GM Rhotaaz

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    If the account avoids a perma ban, fraudulent gifts will be removed where possible. Obviously, we can't remove used consumables. In these cases, the final account action will be determined based on the value of the items received.
     
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  11. Hypoflex

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    okay! great to see the developers taking action to these frauds! keep up the work!
     
  12. Jab

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    game down ? or i have problem :D
     
  13. NotIllu

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    Idc anymore
     
    #13 NotIllu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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  14. Infurni

    Infurni 57 NA

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    Is everyones accounts in danger right now or only people who potentially got a vrius of some sort?
     
  15. irrelevant

    irrelevant Fiery Tamer 61 EU

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    is this for gifts received in the past week?
     
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    Is it possible for them to gift-target someone, such as a streamer they dislike, in an effort to get them banned? Bad situation to be in all in all.
     
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  17. Jab

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    kk something missing from my inventory 7D Value Pack
     
  18. DAOWAce

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    Better disable gifting again like you did on launch so people can't get cash shop items cheaper than you're selling them, amirite?

    If gifting systems are active, you can always target someone. "This is why we can't have nice things"

    What data breach? Where is the public report about this?

    If you've had a data breach, you need to inform everybody immediately, not just the people affected.
     
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    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/notice-password-reset-email.112602/ Right here, doughnut.
     
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