This Just In, EverQuest II Accounts Have Value! July 16, 2010Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment.
Tags: Account Security, Phishing, Planetside, Star Wars Galaxies
Okay, it is too hot to get to sleep, so I am sitting here past midnight reading Massively and feeling snarky.
That has got to be a good news, bad news scenario.
In a world where I get a dozen or so World of Warcraft phishing attempts every week (current popular theme: click this totally bogus URL to get into the Cataclysm beta), and where I occasionally get attempts for other games, like Star Trek Online or Aion (which I’ve never even played), getting on the phishing list has to elicit some sort of “Hey, somebody cares enough to try and steal our shit!” response deep in the dark recesses of the mind.
Of course, that has to be followed up pretty quickly with “Crap, now we’ve got to do something about it.”
And so SOE has posted an advisory in the news columns of the EverQuest and EverQuest II sites (PlanetSide? SWG? Free Realms? Anybody there? You use the same Station accounts.) about this phishing attempt with the usual “Check the URL before you click on it” message about any password change or account issue email you might find in your in box.
They have also included instructions about what to do or whom to contact should you think your account has been compromised.