Blizzard’s Battle.net hacked, data stolen

Blizzard's Battle.net hacked, data stolen


CVG UK has just made us aware of a breach of Blizzard's Battle.net 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 Battle.net users globally, in addition to personal security question answers and mobile and dial-in authenticators information. Battle.net North American servers had scrambled Battle.net passwords captured as well.

While Morhaime has said that the stolen information "is not enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts," Battle.net 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 Battle.net now and change your password!

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