The Drop in WoW Subscribers Means Changes All Over… September 8, 2011Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, Humor, World of Warcraft.
Tags: Perfect World Entertainment, Phishing, RuneScape
Rather than the usual round of WoW phishing attempts, I have seen a batch of these lately…
It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell your personal RuneScape account(s).
As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement.
If this proves to be true, your account can and will be disabled…
All with the same message, the same badly disguised bogus URL, and all delivered to the same email address that gets all my WoW phishing attempts. (Which, of course, is NOT the email address I use for WoW or Battle.net.)
No doubt handiwork of the same trolls.
Of course, I’ve never played RuneScape, so this is even less worrying that WoW phishing. Oh no, an account I never had in the first place is in danger of being banned!
Meanwhile, in the same batch of email, I received a note from Perfect World Entertainment, makers of… nothing I can recall ever playing. I guess they are publishing Torchlight now, which I have played. But I did not buy it from them. Still, at some point I created an account there, I just cannot remember why. It certainly wasn’t for Rusty Hearts and a discount gamepad.
That email said:
You are receiving this email because your account may have been accessed without your authorization. We have changed your account’s password and are requiring you to change your password before you can log back into our games. Please go here to reset your password:
And there was a URL below on which you were invited to click. Only this one looked legitimate. I still didn’t click on it, going rather directly to the Perfect World site and resetting my password via the interface they provide there.
I wonder if Perfect World has some sort of incident or if this was just another, slightly more clever phishing attempt.
How about for you? Any rise in non-WoW related phishing attempts at your end?
Were you getting that many WoW related ones in the first place? At one point I was getting one or two a day.