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They don’t currently believe any credit card information has been obtained but the data that has been compromised consists of:
- Email addresses
- “Cryptographically scrambled” passwords
- Answers to security questions
- Information regarding Mobile & Dial-in Authenticators
- Information regarding Phone Lock
They provide a set of security steps users should take:
While there is no current way to update secret security questions, Blizzard is working on allowing users to change their secret question and answer. So keep an eye out.
This is just yet another example of a prominent company being hacked. This is not a reason to avoid the internet but should simply act as a reminder why users must take responsibilities of their data, to the best of their abilities; stronger passwords and different passwords for different sites being only a couple examples.
See you online!
Zappos certainly started the New Years off with a bang. With the recent security breach and Zappos asking all employees, regardless of department, to help answer customer e-mails, I had the opportunity to see first hand how common some misconceptions are, when it comes to hacking. I’ve certainly run into this when talking with my family, so it’s stuff I’ve certainly found myself explaining in the past.
First off, just because a hacker accesses customer info doesn’t mean the company was negligent, of course doesn’t mean it wasn’t either.