Apr 27, 2021
In General Discussions
Update: Jagex has issued a statement stating that no credit card or OSRS Gold banking data was lost as a result of the breach. "Further to yesterday's announcement, we could affirm that none of our players' bank or card details were compromised," it said. "We work with an industry-respected, fully compliant third-party processor, to purposefully avoid staff using gamers' full bank or card details. This also applies when players choose to store their details at payment period for any future purchases. Jagex undergoes routine, third-party testing to make sure we keep the highest security standards" A couple of months before, an Old School Runescape player who goes by mazrim_lol on Reddit maintained a"serious data breach" had caused him to lose 45 billion coins onto his main accounts. His claims had been dismissed by a number of different gamers, several of whom suggested that it had been his own fault for not getting the accounts correctly fastened, or he may be lying around it entirely. However, it came to light now that he was not lying, which he had been right about the data breach, which was actually an inside job at Jagex. "We confirm that a Member of The Old School Team has been dismissed from job at Jagex subsequent gross misuse of moderator privileges," Jagex said in an announcement posted now. "During our rigorous routine system checks, intermittent activity was identified on limited number of accounts, including the movement of riches and objects back to the live game." "After our investigation, we could resolve the issue prior to any significant effect was made into the broader match, or economy. We have also taken measures to return things and GP to some accounts that are affected. Whilst we do not return items or stone, we believe that given this odd situation, we wanted to guarantee no players dropped out into the rogue actions of a member of team " Jagex added that it is"working together with the police" concerning the incident--45 billion coins has considerable real-world value--but said it could not offer additional specifics. However, in accordance with this Resetera thread that the worker in question is Jed Sanderson, aka Mod Jed, who may really have murdered in excess of 100 billion coins in Old School RuneScape Gold total, worth over $100,000 on gold-selling markets. He's also reportedly involved with the Reign of Terror clan, which has been accused of using DDoS attacks to slow competitions in tournaments, including a $20,000 tournament that took place in September of this past year. Jagex said at the time that its investigation had found no evidence of wrongdoing from Sanderson, but in the wake of all this I expect it will be taking another look.