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Blizzard hacked: Emails, security questions and answers and encrypted Diablo 3 passwords accessed
Game News - posted by DarkUnderlord on Fri 10 August 2012, 06:45:06Tags: Blizzard; Diablo III; Mike Morhaime
Remember all that great security for Diablo 3 and how it was people being careless with passwords that resulted in their accounts being hacked? Well, in a completely unexpected development today, Blizzard announced:
Even when you are in the business of fun, not every week ends up being fun. This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened.
Translation: They've had access to our network for months now, which our internal team suspected, but we realised we couldn't hold off announcing it any longer.
Translation: Blizzard's financial transaction and account system was actually built by someone else with a team of professionals who knew what they were doing, as opposed to our internal collection of monkeys who couldn't peel a banana even if they had a Troy McClure instruction video.
Translation: Oh yes it is - but we know they took more anyway...
In the coming days, we'll be prompting players on North American servers to change their secret questions and answers through an automated process. Additionally, we'll prompt mobile authenticator users to update their authenticator software.
Translation: There's a flaw in the current authenticator which we've known about for a while now but we're not admitting that yet.
We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and we are truly sorry that this has happened.
Translation: Sorry we got caught and couldn't hold off fudging it any longer.