Data stolen after Blizzard get hacked
It has been announced that Blizzard has been a victim of hacking which has resulted in customers personal information being leaked. It was confirmed by the chief executive that the Battle.net service had been breached.
In a message to fans, Mike Morhaime said: “This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard”.
It has been clarified that email addresses of those outside of China (for some reason) have been illegally acquired. Personal security question answers and information relating to mobile and dial-in authenticators were also compromised. Scrambled Battle.net passwords for players on North American servers were also captured.
“Based on what we currently know, this information alone is not enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts,” Morhaime insisted.
It is unclear whether or not credit card information has been obtained as well whilst the company tries to reassure its consumers that such details are safe. Morhaime added, “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.”
If you can’t trust the big companies to keep your information safe, then who can you trust?