Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beware 2010 Arena Tournament scams

Scammers are increasing their efforts with the recent announcement of the 2010 Arena Tournament. I am starting to see phishing emails that tell you all about the new arena tournament and provides you with a convenient "Register Now" link. This link takes you to a fake login page and steals any details that you enter.

The fake login page will capture your username and password. The site then redirects you to the genuine US login page and tournament registration. Like an ATM skimming device attack, the user rarely detects that a scam has taken place until their account is stripped.

An example of these emails:

Want to learn more about how to spot phishing scams? Check out our post covering the anatomy of a WoW phishing site.

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