The company behind the popular games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo had a security breach in which email lists, and passwords were compromised. The Blizzard Network believes that no financial information was compromised, e-mail addresses for non-China Battle.net players and scrambled passwords were stolen.
The company said in a blog post:
At this time, we’ve found no evidence that financial information such as credit cards, billing addresses, or real names were compromised. Our investigation is ongoing, but so far nothing suggests that these pieces of information have been accessed.
Scrambled versions of Battle.net passwords, not actual full length passwords, were compromised on the North American servers. The company said their Secure Password Protocol to protect passwords made it difficult to extract the actual password. However, Blizzard recommends that users change their passwords, as well as their security question. Blizzard will also be updating their authenticator software. Blizzard said, “We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and we are truly sorry that this has happened.”
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