Blizzard’s hacked, data stolen

Blizzard’s hacked, data stolen

10 August 2012

CVG UK has just made us aware of a breach of Blizzard’s security. Moreover, the Chief Executive of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, has confirmed the breach has resulted in users’ personal data being obtained by an unknown party.

“This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard,” Morhaime said.

Morhaime confirmed that email addresses had been illegially acquired for users globally, in addition to personal security question answers and mobile and dial-in authenticators information. North American servers had scrambled passwords captured as well.

While Morhaime has said that the stolen information “is not enough for anyone to gain access to accounts,” users are strongly encouraged to change their passwords.

“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,” Morhaime continued.

You can read Blizzard’s statement in full here.

You heard Morhaime, people — get over to now and change your password!