I'm wondering if those hackers got any Titan information, that would be the only good thing out of this hack
I cancelled many moons ago, I hope they didn't keep my numbers around for ha-ha's.
Now we know why 16 mil users accessed their battle.net accounts this last month XD
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And it took sony not 4 days >.> it took them 7 days to openly admit something happend.
Besides that point sony new they were in deep trouble since nothing was properly encrypted so all the sensitive data was up for grabs without any sort of protection at all. Blizzard in this case has protected it probably with a hash encryption using the SRP protocol. And no names, credit card information etc where lost as it looks now.
Also, first thing when they realized that they were hacked from day 1, whether or not they actually had something compromised, they should have taken the server offline. This is the most basic thing you should do in all cases. Afterwards its scrubbing.
Same goes for XP. There's over 250 security fixes since SP3. You will compromised in less than a minute if you plug into the internet without a firewall. There are compromised machines scanning networks non-stop.
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Blaming Blizzard for this is like blaming a bank for getting robbed. It looks to me like they are handling it well. Neither I nor any of my guildies have been hacked since the 4th, and I have not noticed any evidence of a hacking epidemic on my realm or in the forums. Granted this is anecdotal, but if there was a truly catastrophic breach and Blizzard's security team were a bunch of bumbling idiots, I think there would have been at least some noticeable effect within five days.
this isn't the first time this has happened
when they started offering authenticators
they had just hired 2 people who specialized
in dealing with internal fraud. all the evidence suggests that an employee was selling
information and blizz covered this up while generating 70% profit on every authenticator
this is common, happens to all businesses eventually and contrary to popular belief, nobody has to tell you
the fact that they volunteered this info means it's a pretty huge breech
looks like Blizzard had no Authenticator - they should buy one^^
But since you seem to be the pro when it comes to this, why don't you get a job there and fix their systems so they will never get hacked again? I'm sure they'd pay you well. Oh, you couldn't? That's a shame.
If there is money to be made someone will figure it out.
So emails were stolen what does that do? they cant get into your account all they can do is spam you maybe you can try not clicking the key logger link?
It was obviously pretty good security if the hacker got into there system yet didn't actually get much (Im sure the hacker thought he had more than he actually did)
If you look at other recent company's for example Sony or the worse but not as well known Valve breach. You know it took Valve 4 weeks to tell people that there credit card info was "probably" stolen? lol
Last edited by Bahska; 2012-08-10 at 06:06 PM.