Despite Blizzard’s Battle.net service being hit by hackers, giving the nefarious individuals behind the attack access to email addresses of Diablo III gamers, China seems to have skated. Out of all the countries with supported versions of the game, China is the only country not to have had player details exposed.
Some reports are suggesting that those in other nations may have lost more than their usernames however, with some scrambled versions of passwords, answers to security questions and even data on the mobile authenticators that Blizzard was so keen on everyone using to improve security. Ultimately it seems, where you live is far more important than how much security you slap on to a game’s already irritating, always on DRM.
“Based on what we currently know, this information alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts,” said Blizzard in a statement. The company also believes that no credit card or other payment details were made available as part of the hack. However it is of course recommended that you change your password and other security information if you have Diablo III account. Those running on North American servers will be prompted to do so the next time they login.