Dec 22nd 2010 11:45AM i thought that was a David After Dentist reference...
Dec 15th 2010 10:10AM I guess I'm the only commenter here who actually was a registered Gawker user and got the Blizz email? In any case, thanks for correcting the previous story. The email from Blizz went out at about the same time the official Gawker email did (which is to say about a day after Google figured out some Gmail users, like myself, were involved).
I too found it quite odd that Blizz asked us to click a link in their email, as other commenters had noted. Especially since I'm sure people are going to try to mine our compromised accounts for all they can get. In any case, I'm definitely buying an authenticator - I've made my password 20 chars+ long, complex, non-dictionary, the works, but frankly I'm not sure how much that's going to help. Anybody can get hacked, especially if their email address has been served up to the interwebs on a silver platter.
Dec 14th 2010 7:47PM This article is quite misleading - yes, I'm sure some phishers are going to send out phony emails but, as one of the people whose Gawker account was definitely compromised, I received an email from Blizzard this morning that was most certainly legit, directing me to the legit Battle.net site. The screencap shows the legit email from Blizzard, plus this: "Well, players who happen to use this same email for Battle.net are getting some pretty realistic phishing emails" -- I'm sure is true, but there are legit emails going out as well.