Blizzard Hacked Again — Financial Information Appears To Be Safe
Once again it appears that Battle.net has been hacked, according to Mike Morhaime Blizzard Entertainment president, who confirmed the information in an update on the company’s website. Financial information — including real names, billing addresses, and credit card numbers — appears to be safe, but the hackers did manage to access a list of email addresses, personal security questions, and “information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators.” Also obtained was a list of “cryptographically scrambled” Battle.net passwords.
Morhaime went on to say:
“That the stolen information is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts,”
It appears most of the hacking affects users “outside of China,” and Morhaime recommends that anyone using the North Amercan servers — “which generally includes players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia” — change their passwords.
In the days ahead, all Battle.net users on the North American servers will be asked to change their secret questions. In addition, Blizzard will be issuing an update to its authenticator software, which, for your own sake, is hopefully something that you already use.