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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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50. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 10, 2012, 08:58 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 06:31:
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.

That's really the problem though, no one knows. The FAQ says they detected the intrusion on August 4 but that means nothing, it could have been done pre-launch Diablo 3 for all we know. The bottom line is that it's really difficult (now more than ever) to blame users when Blizzard itself has very serious security problems. They just leaked their north american customer database to the world, the liability issues could be problematic.

On a personal note I'm interested in how exactly this was accomplished. Post Sony hack, most networks at large companies these days are segregated enough that you can't simply hack a web server to obtain access to an internal database server. I doubt we'll ever hear the details but it would be really neat to hear how this was accomplished.
 
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