Blizzard has announced a recent security breach compromising battle.net account holders on North American servers.
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:
- Reset your password
- Attach an authenticator
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!