Gamers Should Be Alert for Phishing Attacks on Their Accounts as Pre-sale Begins for the Latest World of Warcraft Expansion: Warlords of Draenor


   Not long ago, it was announced that pre-sale of the 5th expansion pack "Warlords of Draenor" for the popular game World of Warcraft had already begun in the US. The game will be released this fall. At the same time, the level 90 character boost service has been officially opened. As dedicated fans flood the official website, Internet scammers do not want to miss this opportunity. These people are well-versed in human nature and confident that they can turn the excitement of thousands of fans to their own use.


   The Baidu Antivirus Security Center has already noted the recent rise in phishing attacks targeting WoW user accounts.Affected users generally receive a targeted phishing email.These emails generally tellthe targets that their WoW (and account is locked or that their account has been transferred.Then, they get the distraught users to access ameticulously created phishing site. These phishing sites look exactly like the official website. If an incautious user enters his account name and password,the information will be sent to a server specified by the scammer, who may now take control of the account.

   (This image shows the account information we entered

   has been sent to the server specified by the scammer)

   Baidu Antivirus security experts would like to remind gamers that the official sites for Blizzard games generally use HTTPS protocol. As shown below, users should make sure that there is a security lock when logging into their game accounts.

   The Baidu Antivirus Security Center reminds users that these phishing attacks targeting WoW can destroy years of playing progress in an instant. Please be sure to enable the security software's network protection features to avoid being scammed. Currently, Baidu Antivirus users can protect against phishing sites targeting WoW just by enabling full protection. It is recommended that the other users download the latest version of Baidu Antivirus and enable the full protection feature to prevent the theft of their game accounts.

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