Not the first time
we've seen something like this: Nakatoir of the EU community team posted this account security alert
after Riot Games' EU branch warned its users
that hackers "gained access to certain personal player data contained in certain EU West and EU Nordic & East databases." This information included email addresses and encrypted account passwords, and more than half of the passwords were considered simple and at risk of being cracked.
Blizzard issues its security alert because many players who play various Blizzard games like WoW
and Diablo III
or StarCraft II
also play League of Legends
; therefore, if they use the same email address for Battle.net as League of Legends
or the same passwords, those Battle.net accounts may also be at risk.
This is not an announcement that Blizzard itself has been hacked, mind you. It's simply a precaution based on the habits of players of many games to use the same passwords and login information for multiple accounts. If you're not a League of Legends
player in the affected EU regions, there's no way for this to affect you.
The full announcement is after the break.
Nakatoir - Account Security Alert: Riot Games
As some of you may know, Riot Games recently announced that certain League of Legends player account information in European databases was compromised by an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into their network:
The data accessed included email addresses and encrypted account passwords, and they have determined that more than half of the passwords were simple enough to be at risk of easy cracking.
If you are a League of Legends player and happen to use the same password for your League of Legends account and your Battle.net account, we strongly encourage you to reset your Battle.net password at this time. To complete a password reset, go to Account Management > Settings > Change Password. You can also visit this page if you've forgotten or lost your Battle.net password: https://eu.battle.net/account/support/password-reset.html
Additionally, if you used your Battle.net email address to sign up with League of Legends, you may also wish to update your Battle.net email address via Account Management as a general security precaution. To update your Battle.net email address, go to Account Management > Settings > Change Email Address.
If you are unable to update your password or email address and believe your account might be compromised, please contact our customer support staff by using the Account Recovery Form:
For additional security tips and suggestions, be sure to check out the Account Security Awareness guide at http://eu.battle.net/en/security/
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