Now Blizzard has been hacked. The keeper of your Battle.net account is the latest name added to the list of security breaches for this year. Last night, Engadget reported that Blizzard suffered a security breach, whereby encrypted passwords, two-factor authenticators, and security questions were compromised. Time to secure your account because an undetermined number of passwords and security questions were compromised.
On the plus side, Blizzard is confident that your purchasing information, like your names, credit cards, and billing addresses, are safe. So maybe this time we won’t see a series of breaches, like the Best Buy hacks or Mat Honan’s disaster, where one weak link broke the chain. While we wait for another official statement to be released, you should head over and change your Battle.net password ASAP.
If you already have unique passwords for every site, then high-fives for you, Eagle Scout — a security breach like this is no sweat! But,if this security breach sends you into a password-changing, credit card statement-checking frenzy, like the LinkedIn breach did to me, it’s time to adopt a better plan of action and take back control of your data!
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