Blizzard reports Battle.net hack
Accounts may be compromised, users will be forced to update passwords
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 10, 2012 - 11:10am EST (Aug 10, 2012 11:10)
Blizzard has come forward to say that internal Battle.net servers have been hacked last week.
"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," reads the statement.
"As a precaution, however, we recommend that players on North American servers change their password. In the coming days, we'll be prompting players on North American servers to change their secret questions and answers through an automated process. Additionally, we'll prompt mobile authenticator users to update their authenticator software."
The trespass into the internal network was detected by Blizzard on August 4, 2012 but they waited until today to reveal the news. The reason for the delay was company's first priority to re-secure the network, and from there they worked simultaneously on the investigation and on informing the global player base.
At this time, there is no evidence that financial information was affected or accessed. There's also no evidence that personal information such as real names or billing addresses were accessed.