Since it’s launch in 1998, StarCraft has acquired quite the following. This pop-culture phenomenon can equate to six-figure salaries for the biggest players, and the live tournaments bring in crowds of thousands, on the web and live. However, millions were affected when a hack attack exposed email addresses of StarCraft players and users of other Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. Secret authentication questions and encrypted passwords were also hacked, although it is not believed that any credit card information was stolen, but users were encouraged to revise their security passwords and details on their Blizzard accounts.
While Blizzard handled this hack attack well by immediately alerting their customer base, as well as strongly suggesting that users update their login and passwords, they have come under criticism for forcing all users to access their real time games through Battle.net. Because all users have no choice but to log in to Battle.net to play Blizzard games, it made it easy for cybercriminals to access the information of millions of accounts with their phishing scam. Blizzard has also been criticized for charging for security gadgets to help protect its users.
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