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Silly Hackers....almost tricked me!

Discussion in 'UO Legends' started by Omnicron, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Omnicron

    Omnicron Stratics Legend
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    All though this is on a WoW account I havnt played in some three years, they tried to get me! I mean, could this be anymore obvious as a phishing attempt?
    I mean, at least they are up front about asking me for EVERY shred of information they would need....

    On a side note, this account actually was hacked three days ago as i found out.

    World of Warcraft - Warning
    From: wowaccountadmin <[email protected]>
    To:mypersonalemail.com (changed to protect my account info!)

    Greetings!
    It was reported that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft account(s).
    As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement.
    If this proves to be true, your account can and will be disabled.
    We will gather more information through further investigation.
    If you wish to not get your account suspended you should immediately verify your account ownership.

    You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account by providing the following information:
    * First and Surname
    * Date of birth
    * Address
    * Zip code
    * Phone number
    * Country
    * Account e-mail
    * Account name
    * Account password
    * Secret Question and Answer Or WoW CD-Key
    Show * Please enter the correct information

    If you ignore this mail your account can be closed permanently.
    Once we verify your account, we will reply to your e-mail informing you that we have dropped the investigation.

    Regards,

    Account Administration Team
    Blizzard Entertainment
     
  2. Omnicron

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    Oh and on a side note, I went through and looked at all my spam emails and reg emails. It appears they have sent me no less than 46 emails all leading to phishing sites...

    so weak.
     
  3. DevilsOwn

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    I'm no grammar guru but the commas ........ ??

    As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement.
    If this proves to be true, your account can and will be disabled.

    ..... and the bolded part seems not correct somehow


    all that aside, how does someone like this get an email at blizzard.com?
     
  4. kulder

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    My UO acct got hacked a week ago and my sons WOW acct got hit the same day, I was lucky I logged on for my taming ggs and my char was naked so quickly changed all my info,
    they cleaned him out but he has most of it back now me on the other hand lost most of my gold several suits
    but as I was told years ago to not mark my home runes with HOME so I didnt lose them.
    To say the least he isn't allowed on my comp anymore
     
  5. WoW is under attack from Gold Sellers now. Since they forced everyone to convert to Battlenet, which forces you to change your account name to an e-mail address, there are thousands of accounts getting hacked. Apparently, all that someone needs in WoW to retrieve your account info is your Credit Card # and your Account Name. For years, the gold sellers built databases of their customers which contained...surprise, their Credit Card # and their e-mail. Most people use the same e-mail for everything, so the Gold Sellers started hacking accounts by the thousands, stripping them clean. Oddly enough, WoW will actually restore EVERYTHING that you lose, so it doesn't hurt the customer other than inconvenience. By the time the person gets the help ticket in to Blizzard, the gold has been funneled through multiple accounts and sold to some unknowing individual... Pretty big racket going on, but WoW has the authenticator, which is an electronic device you carry around or install on your cell phone. Each time you type in your account name & password, it prompts you for a random 6-8 digit code that your authenticator provides for you. It makes account hacking impossible.