NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, September 29, 2009

No Trial Mounts For You Posted by Response @ 05:50 GMT

Say you play World of Warcraft (WoW) and you really, really want a mount. Then someone pops up and tells you about a new website where Blizzard is offering new trial mounts:

WoW phishing

So you visit the site and see this:

Phishing site

Yes, it's another phishing website, which looks exactly like the real worldofwarcraft.com login page. A player entering his details into the page expecting to get a mount basically gets his account pwned instead. Apart from losing all the gold and items saved, a compromised account could also be used to send out the malicious messages to other victims, adding insult to injury.

An interesting detail about this particular site is that a reverse-IP check on its IP address turned up over a dozen other WoW phishing sites.

As usual, be careful while gaming. These phishing websites are blocked by our Browsing Protection.