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Regularly scheduled events Security Breach announces an "important security update," revealing Blizzard has discovered "unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network." As a result, they recommend that North American users change their passwords, though they say they believe that the information retrieved "alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to accounts." They also have written up an Important Security Update FAQ with all the details on this, including the surprising news that "information was taken that could potentially compromise the integrity of North American Mobile Authenticators," which will lead to a software updates.

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40. Re: Security Breach Aug 10, 2012, 04:26 Mordecai Walfish
There system has likely been internally compromised since their beta, judging from the sheer amount of fuckery that's been happening since launch.

Fanboys will continue to tell you Blizzard's security is bulletproof and can do no wrong, and that it was only the end user's fault for not being a long-time WoW player and not understanding sensitive Blizzard-y things like proper account security.

Blizzard is one of those companies that I hope dies a quick and painful death. I haven't played D3 since the first month of release, and even then I had decided that I would not be contributing any money towards this game. (luckily we have a "guild" in town with a couple Wal-Mart employees that got me a cd/key for $5.)

EDIT: It's even more likely they were compromised at launch and j
just did not report it to the consumers yet. This is not about customers-- it's about profit.

Thats the problem with this whole story.. You simply cannot trust EA/Activision to be upfront about a hack in their game within a couple months of release, because they realize it would absolutely wreck their sales.. and that is *all* that matters internally now. Even if they're required to disclose consumer-affecting security breaches by law, they can just pretend they didn't know beforehand and all is well.

This comment was edited on Aug 10, 2012, 04:54.
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