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Battle.net Security Breach

Battle.net 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 Battle.net 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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25. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 9, 2012, 20:17 Verno
 
After reading the FAQ I'm a bit shocked this happened and the breadth of information gained. I'm interested in how hackers got access to database and other account servers through the public facing network, assuming any segregation was implemented at all. I guess we shouldn't be shocked that a videogame company was hacked as we've seen this several times in the past few years alone.

They certainly seem to be downplaying it a bit but publicizing this info isn't exactly a positive for them so it's somewhat understandable. I hope that WoW addon is pretty good because Blizzard really needs a big PR win, this seems like a pretty low time for them. Diablo 3 sold really well but so would have a cardboard box with nothing in it with their name. I'm not so sure the same could be said if they were launching it next month.
 
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