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Hackers step it up a level

Postby Orthien » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:38 pm

Just got this email in a few days ago to my often not checked WoW email account.
This is a big step up from the previous attempts I have received to try and make me click things.
The English is not that bad and if I was not an active player that knew 4.2 is Firelands I could of thought this was real at a glance.
Obviously on mouse over its not a link to Blizz and it was not sent from them ether but these guys are getting convincing.
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby lythac » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 pm

Orthien wrote:The English is not that bad and if I was not an active player that knew 4.2 is Firelands I could of thought this was real at a glance.


It has been kicking around for several months, my brother came in and asked me about it a while back.



I always thought the e-mail in question was a legit offer when 4.1 was coming up (which is why it looks legit), then a scammer amended the link and resent.
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby PsiVen » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:36 pm

I think it's rather odd that most phishing scams aren't smart enough to copy/paste actual Blizzard e-mails like this.
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby Delakar » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:32 am

Anything that starts with a typo in the first word like that will not be from Blizzard. =)
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby Flex » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:33 am

Delakar wrote:Anything that starts with a typo in the first word like that will not be from Blizzard. =)


Did you read some of the quest text and NPC world yells at Cata release?
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby fafhrd » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:06 pm

PsiVen wrote:I think it's rather odd that most phishing scams aren't smart enough to copy/paste actual Blizzard e-mails like this.


I think it's rather odd that phishing attempts that do a great job otherwise still never seem to have anyone capable of checking for typos. Not even running a spellcheck apparently...
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby Worldie » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:10 pm

What I'm really worried for is, if they keep doing "unspelled" ones, it means people do actually click on them.

I always check links on emails anyway, so this kind didn't work either :P

Besides, REAL Blizzard emails either got your RL Name or your Account name (which is not same of Battle.net account). You should always discard those without it.
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby lythac » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:45 am

Worldie wrote:Besides, REAL Blizzard emails either got your RL Name or your Account name (which is not same of Battle.net account). You should always discard those without it.

Hum, never knew that part.

Seems I still have the legit e-mail I recieved back in May (for an inactive US account).

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https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account/claim-promotion.html?promoId=SEVEN_DAYS_PROMOTION

Seems the scammers only had to spell one word and they got it wrong...
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:00 am

I will admit - that is a very good attempt for account theft..

I am sure they are getting dozens if not hundreds of free accounts because of it.
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Re: Hackers step it up a level

Postby lythac » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:56 am

Just received a legit one for Firelands

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Googling the image location I found a scam e-mail already made with "Players" instead of your name and a dodgy link.
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