Phishing in a World of Warcraft

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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I suspect by now that most people are familiar with the concept of cybercriminals phishing for banking details, hoping to break into your online account in order to steal money.

Those who have kept up-to-speed on the security side of things are also very aware that social networking accounts are also attractive to hackers. Our latest study finds that 43% of social networkers report having been on the receiving end of a phish sent via the sites.

Hackers can use compromised social networking accounts to steal identities and to masquerade as other people when sending out spam, phishing and malware campaigns.

What is often overlooked, however, is the phishing that can take place against online videogame players…

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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