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Blizzard says Battle.net has been hacked

Blizzard has announced today that they have reason to believe that hackers have infiltrated their systems and stolen sensitive data. The extent of the leak is not completely clear, however they said that they believe its possible that personal data was taken, including encrypted credit card information.

They have said, however, that the credit card information is encrypted in a such a way that should make it fairly difficult to retrieve, as each card would have to be decyphered individually.

Still, they are asking that users take steps to protect themselves, and their first suggestion is changing your Battle.net password. The real danger is that the thieves could gain access to potentially lucrative Diablo III accounts. Or they could log in to World of Warcraft and force you to buy dozens of vanity pets. The horror.

10 comments

  • Iowahawkeyedave - August 11, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    I'm not surprised. They get hacked so much there's a reason why emails from battle.net go to the gmail spam folder by default.
  • RedRooster - August 12, 2012 12:57 a.m.

    Do you have any idea what you're talking about?
  • Craza - August 10, 2012 9:04 p.m.

    I've changed my password several times on Battlenet and it forces me to change it again every time I try to log in because of "This account has been locked due to suspicious activity" and so on and so forth. So, I gave up. It's not like I had anything important on that account. I never bought the full version of D3, only have trial version for SC2, and the only full games I have through them are SC1 and Brood Wars, which I only play on Tunngle with the boyfriend. It's not a keylogger, as I've checked thoroughly and none of my other accounts have been compromised, and regardless of how intricate the password is, it still gets messed with. Whatever. If I was an avid WoW player or had sensitive info tied to the account (cards, bank, etc.) I would be worried. But since I don't, I say fuck it. I'm so sick of Blizzard.
  • ElwoodFiore - August 10, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    Who the fuck does play diablo 3 anymore its a completely broken engine with a team of munchkings doing the lollipop girl
  • ObliqueZombie - August 10, 2012 3:40 p.m.

    I laughed at the end comment, there. But my shamefully purchased Pandaren monk would like some choice words with you.
  • kenshinxx - August 10, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    I'm not sure what pissed me off more...that idiot hackers keep stealing my info, or that idiot companies can't be bothered actually secure their systems.
  • JachAnen - August 11, 2012 12:41 a.m.

    No matter how secure you make it, someone will eventually break in.
  • Longnuts - August 10, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    So if I bought a digital copy of D3 with my debit card, should I worry? I don't even play the shit anymore.
  • mbavalo - August 10, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    I do not think you have reason to worry, unless you perform online transactions...
  • RedHarlow - August 10, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    Battle.net: Get all of your games hacked in one fell swoop.

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