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Blizzard Battle.net breach leaves user data exposed

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(Read caption) Battle.net, the gaming portal run by Blizzard Entertainment, has been hit by hackers. Play World of Warcraft online? Make sure to change your password.

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Blizzard Entertainment, the California-based gaming giant behind World of Warcraft and Diablo III, has confirmed that its internal network was attacked by hackers. In a message to users today, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime said the extent of the breach appears to be confined to email addresses and scraps of Battle.net log-in information – credit card numbers, billing addresses, and real names were reportedly not exposed. 

"Some data was illegally accessed, including a list of email addresses for global Battle.net users, outside of China," Morhaime wrote. "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."

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