Video games


Blizzard Account Holders Urged to Change Passwords After Breach

Video game publisher Blizzard, makers of Diablo III, World of Warcraft and other wildly popular games, is urging account holders on North American servers to change their passwords after the company’s security team this week discovered someone illegally accessed the internal network.

Slideshow: Fair Game: 12 Months, 10 Eye-Popping Hacks Targeting Some Of the Globe’s Biggest Gaming Firms

VIEW SLIDESHOW Fair Game: 12 Months, 10 Eye-Popping Hacks Targeting Some Of the Globe’s Biggest Gaming FirmsThe past year has seen a sharp increase in attacks aimed at online gaming platforms and game makers. In fact, there was a point last summer, in the wake of Sony’s Playstation Network outage, when it seemed like no video game company was safe from hackers – whether they be ideologically motivated groups like Lulzsec or run-of-the-mill cyber crooks.


Gamers who use the digital distribution network Steam were warned that their account information may have been exposed to hackers following a compromise of the company’s Web page and back end databases.  The incident yielded a slew of sensitive customer information, including user’s passwords and encrypted credit card numbers, Steam said.

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