According to MSN, “Battle.net passwords in North America were accessed; however, they are cryptographically scrambled. Regardless, Blizzard recommends that users reset their passwords.” Continue reading to see a gamer rant about this hack as well as for more information.
Other user records have been accessed, including the email addresses of global Battle.net users outside China. Gamers playing on North American servers may have had their personal security question taken, as well as data relating to mobile devices and dial-in authenticators. North American servers may also store data from users from Latin America, New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia.
This week Blizzard will be prompting users to change their security questions and answers. There will also be an update for those using mobile authenticators. Blizzard says it will never email you asking for your password, so be wary of potential phishing emails.