Blizzard’s gaming network, Battle.net, was hacked and user’s email accounts were accessed on Thursday evening. The news was reported by Blizzard in a blog post, and while no financial information was accessed, users are being urged to change their passwords. Other information was accessed as well, including “ryptographically scrambled versions of passwords (not actual passwords), the answer to a personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators.”
The blog post points out that Blizzard does not believe that the leaked information is enough for the hackers to be able to access accounts. Also, seeing as there was no information related to financial accounts, Blizzard is emphasizing that this leak could not affect anyone’s payment data. However, the company is still suggesting that users change their Battle.net passwords.
More information was provided on a detailed post, which points out that China was not affected by the leak.
“Some data was illegally accessed, including a list of email addresses for global Battle.net users, outside of China. For players on North American servers (which generally includes players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) the answer to the personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators were also accessed. Based on what we currently know, this information alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts.”