WoW players continually targeted by phishers
Posted on 20 October 2010.
WoW players are continually targeted by phishers, since account credentials can be easily sold.

There are many variants of phishing e-mails and in-game messages, and it pays to be alert and know the latest tricks used.

McAfee warns about the increased volume of WoW phishing e-mails and about one in particular:


Trying to convince the user that he will locked out of his account if he doesn't contact Blizzard, the offered link takes him to a phishing page that simulates BattleNet's login page.

But, a discerning eye will notice that the URL of said page doesn't correspond to the address of the legitimate site, and if not sure, a quick search will prove that it is so.

Users are always advised not to follow links within unsolicited e-mails, and in this case, to add the 2-factor authentication option offered by Blizzard if possible.






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