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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.

31. Re: Security Breach Aug 9, 2012, 21:25 eunichron
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 21:15:

Lean towards believing something when several people from around the globe are reporting it. Stop being a fanboy and just call things they way they are or at least be open to not debunk it with no proof on your end. This isn't end of the world stuff, but acknowledge.

So when people with authenticators were stating they were still being hacked, fanboy wanted to beat on them with no remorse or consideration of that possibility. Just like the first reports of RROD nack in the day, MS fanboy didn't want to believe the HW was so shoddy. Over time we found out precisely the HW was shoddy and the reports were in fact true.

I will admit a second level like an authenticator is a lot lot better then a simple user/password. However I do like Mouse click pins vs authenticators because it isn't another app or device and it's just as good.

Yet we have no sense of timeline here. They never said when the breach actually happened. It could have happened over the last few days, in which case the breach had nothing to do with the reports of hacked accounts within the first couple weeks. If the breach happened shortly after launch, then yeah, there's probably something to it.

I'm just surprised a breach of this magnitude didn't happen sooner. We've seen Sony, Riot, Trion, and Valve hacked in the last couple years, and is as big a target as those systems... it was just a matter of time.
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