NEWS - August 10, 2012
by Carol~ - 8/10/12 5:44 AM
Battle.net hacked, Blizzard says to change Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, WoW passwords
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime confirmed on Thursday that Blizzard's Battle.net online service was hacked with email addresses, personal security question answers and authentication data stolen.
This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard," Morhaime wrote in a security update on Blizzard's website. "We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened."
The list of items illegally acquired by the breach include email address, answers to user's personal security question plus "information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators."
Cryptographically scrambled passwords for players on North American servers were also stolen but Morhaime says that these are extremely difficult to crack. He also says that Blizzard does not believe that the email addresses and other information is enough to break into individual Battle.net accounts.
Despite these assurances, the company asks that you change your Battle.net password by clicking this link. If you used the same password else, Morhaime encourages you to change that too.
Continued : http://www.examiner.com/article/battle-net-hacked-blizzard-says-to-change-diablo-3-starcraft-2-wow-passwords
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