Blizzard Sued over Battle.net Autenticators
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Blizzard for making money by “deceptively and unfairly” charging customers for an after-sale security product to protect their private information from hackers — the Battle.net Authenticator.
The charges laid against the company include consumer fraud, unjust enrichment, negligence, breach of contract and bailment. According to the complaint, sales of Authenticators, which come as a physical product or download, have brought in $26 million, and Blizzard puts the onus on gamers to tighten security on their accounts rather than making accounts more secure on their end. The claim goes on to highlight the fact that Blizzard requires customers to sign up for a Battle.net account in order to play.
via Courthouse News Service