Friday, August 10, 2012

Blizzard Confirms Battle.Net Hacked Account Holder Log-in Data Stolen

Blizzard Entertainment, the very popular online gamine giant that runs Battle.Net has confirmed that they were to victims of a major breach early this week that has not only compromised user passwords and emails but log-in information like personal security questions, and information related to mobile and dial-in authentications.

Blizzard claims that the information compromised is not enough for anyone to gain access to the accounts, and that there was no evidence to suggest that more vital bits of user data, such as real names, credit card information, or billing addresses were accessed.

"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," wrote co-founder Mike Morhaime in a message to users.

In the coming days, we'll be prompting players on North American servers to change their secret questions and answers through an automated process. Additionally, we'll prompt mobile authenticator users to update their authenticator software. As a reminder, phishing emails will ask you for password or login information. Blizzard Entertainment emails will never ask for your password. We deeply regret the inconvenience to all of you and understand you may have questions. Please find additional information here.

The company is currently working to investigate the security breach to verify that no other data was stolen, however users should keep any eye on their accounts just in-case.

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