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Who didn't see this coming?
Damnit, I hate having my e-mail exposed and possibly my password. Nice job.
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If you think this is Blizzard's fault then I feel sorry for you. This kind of stuff is going to happen NO MATTER WHAT. And it isn't just game companies either. Major corporations including the US Government get hacked and are being hacked with more and more frequency as of late
awesome, so if I start getting random solicited emails I can now blame blizzard.
Hehehe, I broke the page, apparently. Better than the standard 404 error.

Now can anyone tell me just what it is SUPPOSED to be telling me? Being in the SEA region the link isn't working.
Haha so THIS is why there have been the rash of phishing emails coming up on the forums, and also why they have been so quick to lock it down. They didn't want to discuss it before the head honcho came out with his hands out asking for forgiveness. Nice.

Thankfully I don't use this game's password for anything important, but this is some very bad news. Anyone knows if it's encrypted they'll just try harder to get into it.

Nothing is safe forever.
well, crap.
uh oh
Epic Fail...
wow im normally a blizz fan boy but wtf. they said its not possible to get the passwords from the encrypted hash.... but it IS. id suggest everyone unlink your paypal and uninstall. its not really been worth all this hassle having to play against bots for economy and now this.
Players and Friends,

Even when you are in the business of fun, not every week ends up being fun. This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. 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.

Some data was illegally accessed, including a list of email addresses for global users, outside of China. For players on North American servers (which generally includes players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) 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 accounts.

We also know that cryptographically scrambled versions of passwords (not actual passwords) for players on North American servers were taken. We use Secure Remote Password protocol (SRP) to protect these passwords, which is designed to make it extremely difficult to extract the actual password, and also means that each password would have to be deciphered individually. As a precaution, however, we recommend that players on North American servers change their password. Please click this link to change your password. Moreover, if you have used the same or similar passwords for other purposes, you may want to consider changing those passwords as well.

In the coming days, we'll be prompting players on North American servers to change their secret questions and answers through an automated process. Additionally, we'll prompt mobile authenticator users to update their authenticator software. As a reminder, phishing emails will ask you for password or login information. Blizzard Entertainment emails will never ask for your password. We deeply regret the inconvenience to all of you and understand you may have questions. Please find additional information here.

We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and we are truly sorry that this has happened.

Mike Morhaime

edit:Copy pasted for people claiming they couldn't read it.
This only happened because of the RMAH.

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