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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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46. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 10, 2012, 06:31 NKD
 
Dev wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 06:20:
Oh, you mean the hacking that was denied about the session id being hijacked to grab an account?

Or is this some completely different hack that they are finally admitting?

This has nothing to do with just hijacking accounts, bug exploits, keylogging people, or any of the excuses dreamed up by incompetent users. It's an actual unauthorized access of their databases that occurred on or around August 4th. Nasty bit of business.

Someone got email addresses, security questions, passwords (encrypted, not stored plaintext), and mobile and dial-in authenticator info (not the little keyfob ones though) My guess is that means the serial # associated with the account.
 
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