Blizzard is under attack! Their online gaming service Battle.net has been breached, with e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords being compromised. The hackers also accessed secret questions and Authenticator information, but Blizzard feels that not enough information was stolen to access accounts. They also claim that there is no evidence suggesting that real names, addresses or credit card numbers were accessed.
This week, our security team found an unauthorised and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard," said an official statement. "We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened.
"At this time, we’ve found no evidence that financial information such as credit cards, billing addresses, or real names were compromised. Our investigation is ongoing, but so far nothing suggests that these pieces of information have been accessed.
"Some data was illegally accessed, including a list of email addresses for global Battle.net users, outside of China. For players on North American servers (which generally includes players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) the answer to the personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators were also accessed. Based on what we currently know, this information alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts."
You should probably go ahead and change your password.....now.
By Stephen Heller