Well it was only a matter of time before the always online Diablo III (PC/Mac DVD) was compromised and today has seen that happen. Thousands of users have taken to the Diablo forums to report that when they logged in today that all the gold and gear their characters had is now gone. Blizzard has issued the below statement with the usual advice regarding using the authenticator methods to protect your account.
I am using the authenticator app for my iPad and so far nothings happened to me but I believe this is more down to me not joining any public games. According to many of the forum posts this is how they are being hacked, although I don’t know what evidence they have to back this up. It is possible there may be a vulnerability with public play but we will have to wait and see.
Official word from Blizzard: