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Warning for you WOW people

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Vortex, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Vortex

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    And this probably goes for UO people also...

    I received an email today notifying me that I had completed a password change on my WOW account and that if I hadn't made the change, I should follow the link below and login to fix that issue.

    This brought up 3 issues.

    1. It came to my wife's email who has never played an online game in her life.

    2. I have never had a WOW account.

    3. If my password had been changed, and I didn't do it, how the hell can I login when I wouldn't know the new password.

    Ok, jokes aside this was an obvious phishing attempt, but very interesting that it was targeting online game players. I'm sure most of you know this, but considering the number of people who get scammed everyday, some of you may not. NEVER follow a link in an email. If you have a concern and you need to login to an account (paypal is a big target for this), type the url for the website into your browser manually. That way you are assured you are going to the website you mean to go to.

    On a fun note, I was able to track back the hotmail account the sender sent the email from and send him a nice little surprise.
     
  2. Mitzlplik_SP

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    G4`s AoTS covered something about a major WoW hacking problem but I didn`t pay much attention to it because I don`t play it.

    I`ve had a couple of those spoof paypal emails. Something to the effect of verifying my account by logging in or it would become inactive or some ******** BS like that.

    Good advice about not following links....never ever from an email or your asking for it. I rarely follow links in any form but especially from an email.
     
  3. archite666

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    This post is soo much more awesome, knowing what you do for a living lol.
     
  4. insanepete

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    I totally got that same email last week. First I have only ever played the WoW trial and years ago and second I never used that email which set off red flags right away, I just forwarded to blizzard support email staff so they could do whatever they do with phishing scams (I do this with bank phishing scams too even when its not even my bank). Stupid scammers make the whole word a worse place. Although I never hit the link later that day AVG repeatedly picked up a worm gamesetup.exe in my user directory multiple times even after being removed before I ran full system anti virus and spyware scan and everything seems to be clean now but I thought you had to hit the link to have the problem :( I run AVG, Adaware and Spybot search and destroy daily and weekly for the last two I should be relatively safe shouldnt I? Also I run Firefox as a browser found lots of spyware was getting onto my system when I used google chrome. Anyways thanks for the heads up Vortex I was pretty sure that email was what gave me the virus alert later that day, Ill mention this to all my other gamer friends.
     
  5. HaHa

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    ROFL.
     
  6. Sweeney

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    I've gotten that email 7 days in a row. Do a DNS lookup and it shows up being a new site owned by Fei Jang or someone... usually registered the day you got the email.

    And I've never had a WoW account.

    It's as phony as your impartiality.
     
  7. Symma

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    I get emails everyday about penis enlargement, I've sent so much money...

    I'm still waiting for the benefits.... :sad3:
     
  8. bjornef

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    lol i sell wow gold to bad it not legal wish they would sjange there mind
     
  9. tehwolf

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    I don't want to **** on your bonfire, but the senders address was almost certainly spoofed, and if not, it was a throw away account.

    Assuming that it wasn't spoofed, and that they do actually log back into the account for some reason, all your response email did was notify them that your email address is in active use :)

    best thing to do with these types of email is simply delete and forget.
     
  10. Lorddog

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    they just busted up the botnet group. and ya... i would like a sjange too
     
  11. Black Tom

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    Our company computers have been hit by Antivirus Soft, Antivirus Live and Pro-something lately. These have had gamethief.win32.WOW lines in them. Besides being ransomware, they seem to include some key-logger programs in them also.

    After some trial and error, I've found out how to get rid of them easily enough, but they are still a pain.
     
  12. Vortex

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    Trust me when I say I know what I am doing. I certainly didn't use my email to send the "reply".

    But yes, I certainly don't recommend sending things to an email. Normally that would notify them it is a valid email.
     
  13. Vortex

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    *grins*
     
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    I got the same email, and also got an email saying that my account was appeared to be sold which is against the ToS and it showed me which ones. What a joke. I have never played wow in my life.
     
  15. Amanda Shade

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    I think a slight correction is in order. Selling WoW gold is not illegal. It is against the ToS, and is a bannable offense. However, there has never been legal action against any sellers that I am aware of.

    They do take very aggressive proactive measure to prevent it though.
     
  16. HaHa

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    "WOW people?" I somehow like take offense to this.

    We are a proud people who have endured many hardships in this country. I demand to speak to a supervisor!



    ...Sorry, had an on the job flashback.....
     
  17. AEowynSP

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    Ok now I wanna know what Vortex does IRL for a job.
     
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    Vortex,

    You probably already subscribe to this blog or similar ones...this article might be of interest to you. Amazing that essentially 10 malware programs account for that much of the spam generated in the world.

    -Skylark
     
  19. hehe you dont know what he does? Ill tell ya.He the Po Po, the man, the heat.:gun: