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Blizzard Entertainment Reveals ‘World of Warcraft’ Security Breach
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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Yesterday Mike Morhaime, president of Blizzard Entertainment, announced a security breach via a ‘Blue Post’ on Blizzard’s official web site citing “an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard.” In the wake of the shaky Diablo III launch, and with the release of Mists of Pandaria looming so close upon the horizon, Blizzard really doesn’t need any more on their plate but they can’t seem to catch a break.

Morhaime goes on to state that “for players on North American servers, the answer to the personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators were also accessed. Based on what we currently know, this information alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts.” It should be noted at this time Blizzard doesn’t believe that any credit card information was accessed, and what was taken was simply e-mail addresses and SRP-encoded (Secure Remote Password protocol) versions of user passwords.

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