Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime confirmed on Thursday that Blizzard's Battle.net online service was hacked with email addresses, personal security question answers and authentication data stolen.That's the bad news. The good news is that Blizzard is aggressively taking the right steps:
The list of items illegally acquired by the breach include email address, answers to user's personal security question plus "information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators."
Despite these assurances, the company asks that you change your Battle.net password by clicking this link. If you used the same password else, Morhaime encourages you to change that too.Yup. It's not rocket surgery, it's just realizing that bad news doesn't improve with age.
Blizzard will be releasing an update to Battle.net in the next few days that forces players to change their passwords if they haven't already, change their secret question and answer and prompt users to update their authentication software.