Blizzard accounts hacked
Blizzard Entertainment has released a statement on their website confirming that they have had their network illegally hacked, with some users information being accessed in the process.
So far they have not found any signs that information on credit cards, billing information or real names have been accessed through the hack. However they have said that the information that was taken included a list of email addresses for Battle.net accounts.
Other information that was breached on the North American servers (which has players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia) included users answers to their personal security question, and information in relation to Mobile and Dial-In authenticators. According to Blizzard this is not enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts.
In addition to this Blizzard are aware that cryptographically scrambled versions of Battle.net passwords from the North American servers have also been taken, they did stress that it is not the accounts actual passwords that have been taken.
Blizzard is urging players on the North American servers change their passwords immediately as a precaution to this security breach. The illegal access has been closed off by their security team and they have quickly begun an investigation into the breach with the authorities and security experts.
President and Co-Founder Mike Morhaime said in a statement “We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and we are truly sorry that this has happened”.
If you think you account is possibly at risk you can get more information from http://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/important-security-update-faq