Blizzard denies Diablo III security issues, promises patch

Blizzard has denied reports of major security issues concerning Diablo III and has promised a patch next week that will improve server stability and usability for all players.

Blizzard has denied reports of major security issues concerning Diablo III and has promised a patch next week that will improve server stability and usability for all players.

 
Community manager Nethaera made it clear that Battle.net and Diablo III servers have not been compromised, responding to reports of alleged hacking attacks, such as SQL injection, that may have been behind a number of hijacked accounts.
 
Nethaera said that the number of potentially compromised accounts is “extremely small,” and that all of them were hacked in the traditional manner – i.e. through the use of someone's login and password, not by bypassing authentication servers or session spoofing. All of the affected accounts did not employ a Battle.net Authenticator either, so they were inherently less secure.
 
 Blizzard denies Diablo III security issues, promises patch
 
This is good news for most players, as it means the servers and game are relatively safe to play. However, Blizzard advises gamers to ensure they are using a unique password for the game, regularly using and updating their anti-malware software, and employing an Authenticator.
 
Blizzard will release a game update next week to address client issues and fix game bugs, which will hopefully put an end to the more game-breaking problems that some players have encountered. It said it already applied a number of hotfixes and tweaked its servers, but that more server maintenance will be needed. Staff are also looking at ways to address achievements lost in the initial hours following the game's release.
 
The company also said that it will have more information soon about the real-money auction house, but that currently there is no new launch date set. The feature was delayed last week due to the game's ongoing difficulties, such as the dreaded Error #37 message, which prevents players from logging in.