Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of both World of Warcraft and the Diablo series of games, said Thursday that its internal security network had been breached. The target was Battle.net, the company's proprietary online gaming service for connecting players in its games.
The company said that email addresses and other information for all Battle.net players outside China were taken, along with scrambled passwords. While Blizzard said it would be very challenging for the hackers to actually access any accounts or obtain financial information, the company still recommended that its members change their passwords just to be safe.
For extra security, Blizzard also offers a free app called the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator (download for iPhone and Android), which generates new six-digit codes every minute for your account that need to be entered in order to log in. The app is recommended for anyone with a Battle.net account.
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