We all love PC games but every now and then it is very important to practice some caution regarding our personal information and accounts. Blizzard Entertainment which is a popular developer of PC games is now cautioning all users that it has encountered security problems and that they should take all possible steps to protect their accounts.
The first step would be checking your account security settings. Battle.net gamers have landed in dangerous waters as skilled hackers have managed to get a hold of a large number of email addresses and their passwords and other security data.
Blizzard Entertainment is trying to warn users from Latin America, Australia, North America, Southeast Asia and New Zealand to take certain measures and protect their accounts as theirs are the ones most likely to be hacked and soon.
What the hackers have been able to do to a lot of Battle.net users is take hold of email addresses and passwords, figure out security answers and lots of other sensitive data that includes codes for smartphone apps. Blizzard claims that the hackers would have had to figure out scrambled passwords that were protected by SRP protocol.
But users are advised to think up new passwords as soon as possible and take a lot of other measures as well in the circumstances. With the first step being a password change; the second step is trying to think of a new security question which can be difficult as the answers are already loose out there. Blizzard has launched a feature that will let you change the security question.
Another thing that you can do is update the mobile app that Blizzard created for smartphone users. Sensitive information has been stolen regarding the codes to this app so there is no telling how that is to fixed by Blizzard.
SMS protect is good feature put out from Blizzard that will send you a notification on your phone if something fishy is going on with your account. You can decide what to do accordingly.
Apart from that check your account and security settings and do not respond to any phishing emails as Blizzard has confirmed it never emails for passwords etc.