The Blizzard battle.net hack exposed the email addresses of millions used to access games such as World of Wardcraft, Starcraft and Diablo.
Blizzard battle.net reported the breach in a message posted to its battle.net account management service and requested that players should change the account login details, however, it had not identified any evidence to suggest that credit card numbers of the users had been breached.
When was the Blizzard Battle.Net Breach Discovered?
In the message, the boss of Blizzard battle.net, Mike Morhaime reported that the breach had been discovered on 4th August (2012) and that there had been unauthorised and illegal access to it’s internal network and that the perpetrator’s had acquired a list of email addresses for accounts based outside of China.
Access to Blizzard battle.net account information was also made to security questions used by players in North America, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Blizzard battle.net was also suggesting that users changed their passwords, secret phrase or character combination for any other accounts that matched those held by them.
It said that it had begun an automated process to request that players changed their security questions and update their authenticators on battle.net.
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