Trojan targets World of Warcraft gamers

Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 2:36 AM EST

According to Symantec, a new trojan called "Infostealer.Wowcraft" is making the rounds. Unlike many malicious programs, however, it makes no attempt to steal your credit card information. Instead, it goes after something much more personal—your World of Warcraft account.

The trojan, which is a modified version of a similar piece of nastyware that had already been detected in the wild, installs itself in the startup portion of the registry, disables any running anti-virus software it can find, and launches a keylogger process when it finds any windows labeled "wow.exe," "Launcher.exe," "signup.worldofwarcraft.com," or "www.wowchina.com," the latter being Blizzard's official Chinese web site.

At Ars Technica.

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