Even if you have the Authenticator, unless you change the preference on your account so that you are prompted for it every time you login , the chances of compromise is still pretty high. I just changed all my passwords.
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to
them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."
Yup time to change passwords, thanks for the heads up.
Hey, are the beta keys affected by this hack? If I were to get a key today, would those still be working?
As far as I know, yes -- provided the email itself is legitimately from Blizzard. If this hack seized legitimate email addresses, social engineering is *easily* the most effective way to steal further information.
Eye any email for spelling errors and proper URLs. Eye the actual URL text that appears at the bottom-right of the browser, not whatever text is linked in blue.
The proper way to find out if the email is real is to (if you have hotmail) right click on the email and "view message source".
Then look at the "Received: from" section and check if it is from Blizzard's domain and not ajsdgasudg.com or something. The sender part of the email can easily be spoofed to say @blizzard.com but looking at message source will determine if it is real.
Well that sucks. Hopefully they will release more about the scope of the hack soon.
Changed my password this morning. No company is immune to this type of thing so I never use the same password on any accounts. It's a paint to have a different one for each site but it helps to avoid any issues if my PW/account gets compromised.
My girlfriend's account was hacked, idk if it was the 9/10 hack, but they got her email, hacked that, and now she can't reset the email because it was used strictly for battle.net (something they recommend) and as part of the recovery process the email provider requires information on emails sent and contacts, both of which don't exist as she only used it for battle.net.
Attempts to contact blizzard directly are going nowhere fast, put in a ticket, was told I would have to call. Called in and got an automated message saying their call queue is full, and they are not taking incoming calls. I did make all the purchases on her account, so everything is linked to my credit card or my account as a gift, so hopefully when I do get someone I can get this resolved.
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