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Offline Shadowwolf

Blizzard Battle.net Has Been Hacked *Please Read*
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:29:56 PM »
Ladies, Gentlemen and Smizmar;

Blizzards systems were hacked recently. According to the post, Blizzard claims the information they have determined that was taken was email addresses, information on authenticators, the security question for account password loss and encrypted passwords were taken.

They claim that the password encryption method used is difficult to reverse engineer and that it is *unlikely* that it would be of any value. As a precaution they are advising everyone to change their passwords ASAP and any passwords on other things you might use the same password.

Being that most companies tend to downplay hacks of this nature, I would advise everyone to keep a close watch on your account in the near future. In addition I would also make sure to change the "Password recovery question" on your account as well.

Also, please keep an eye for any unauthorized purchases on any credit card you might have on file with Blizzard as well.

The full post can be viewed here: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=launcher&utm_campaign=wow&utm_content=left-banner
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Offline Tony

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Re: Blizzard Battle.net Has Been Hacked *Please Read*
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 08:08:19 AM »
I'm still trying to find out how to change my secret question and answer, but according to a blog post http://us.battle.net/support/en/blog/6940803, it's not available yet? Other than calling in, is there a way to do that?

Offline Lord Entropy

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Re: Blizzard Battle.net Has Been Hacked *Please Read*
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 11:50:26 AM »
Tony,

I don't think there is - I looked for that too.  Blizz said they were going to send everyone a notification which would explain how to make the change.

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Re: Blizzard Battle.net Has Been Hacked *Please Read*
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 11:51:41 AM »
Thanks for the heads up! I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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Re: Blizzard Battle.net Has Been Hacked *Please Read*
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 09:13:35 PM »
Definitely watch your credit card. When my Discover card was compromised it was on Bliz and only used there. So I now use Discover's single use secure account option.

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