Battle.net hacked: data compromised

Blizzard's gaming service website has been breached

Blizzard has confirmed that its Battle.net gaming service website has been compromised by hackers

Blizzard has advised Battle.net account holders to change their password after revealing that hackers infiltrated its site's database. Battle.net is Blizzard's gaming service website where players can store financial details for games such as World Of Warcraft, Diablo III and Starcraft 2.

Gaming website Eurogamer.net is reporting that Blizzard's president, Mike Morhaime, has emphasised that the information gathered by the hackers is not enough to gain access to Battle.net accounts.

"This week, our security team found an unauthorised and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard," said Morhaime. "We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened."

"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."

Blizzard says its moving quickly to find out exactly how the hackers breached Battle.net and advise their community about what next to do.

Source: Eurogamer.net

A statement released by Blizzard said: "we’ve been working around the clock on our investigation and moved quickly to share as many details as we could with our community. That information is available on our website atwww.blizzard.com/SecurityUpdate. The investigation is on-going and we will continue to share important updates if and when they become available.”