As of April, 7th we learned about a serious security issue called “Heartbleed” in OpenSSL encryption software. The library is used to encrypt private traffic on a majority of services on the internet. This vulnerability could allow hackers to access private encrypted data that is transferred via the internet.
Our team has promptly reacted to the threat and we confidently state that as of now none of our customers will be affected within Wargaming realms.
Safety of customers’ credentials – is one of the major concerns of Wargaming. We will continue the company’s dedication to increase account safety as a precaution. While the likelihood of compromise is very small as Wargaming fixed all servers as soon as the nature of the bug was revealed, we advise you to change your password in all Wargaming-related sites as a precaution.
In order to minimize the risk of losing personal credentials we recommend you to change your password not only on all Wargaming resources, but on other sites as well (e.g. email box, that you used to register your account). Along with that, you should also make sure that the site has had the vulnerability removed – you may do it here.
If possible, you should set up two-level authorization on the services that inherit such possibility – this may be represented by mobile phone wiring, secret questions etc.
Safety of customers’ credentials is one of the major concerns of Wargaming company. We continue the company dedicated to the increase of account safety as a precaution measure.
World of Tanks will enjoy an updated “Change your password” event, where every player may not only increase safety of his account, but also get to receive free gold for this. Learn more about this event by clicking the button below.