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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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57. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 10, 2012, 14:53 Verno
 
Of course not. The Chinese government paid for every account they gave to their imprisoned gold farmers, making ActiBlizz "leally lich"

Obviously the Chinese government was not responsible (that dude is crazy) but this was definitely a targeted attack, Blizzard is a very visible and lucrative target after all. Also for those saying compromised accounts as a result of this are unlikely, remember that RSA themselves (makers of the keyfobs) were compromised in a spear phishing campaign through their accounting department. This set off a chain of events where the hackers were able to probe/sniff the network for weeks (at one of the most secure companies in the world btw) until they finally uploaded a bunch of stolen data to C&C servers which is how it was discovered. Then Lockheed Martin (who also used SRP) was compromised 2 weeks later through a VPN tunnel using authentication data obtained from the RSA hack. Any OTP system is vulnerable to interception and MITM attacks as well.
 
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