Blizzard Admits Data Breach, No Evidence of Stolen Credit

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – All is not well in the World of WarCraft. Popular gaming company Blizzard Entertainment admitted on Friday that it was hit by a security breach, accounting for hackers accessing email addresses for the provider’s Battle.net gaming platform.

According to a report from the BBC, the hack attack affected millions of users. Blizzard is the popular game developer behind titles including the Diablo series, World of WarCraft and StarCraft.

Aside from the usernames, something more critical was removed during the breach: passwords. However, that data was “cryptographically scrambled,” said the game developer.

Blizzard also emphasized that the worst thing that could have been taken may not have been affected.

“At this time, we’ve found no evidence that financial information such as credit cards, billing addresses, or real names were compromised. Our investigation is ongoing, but so far nothing suggests that these pieces of information have been accessed,” commented Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime in a post appearing on the company’s websites. The game maker will implement steps to address the matter including having users change secret questions pertaining to passwords.

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