I saw the title of this message in my inbox… the inbox on an account that I seem to get all my WoW related spam, but which is not the email address I use for WoW… and figured it was another phishing attempt.
Still, I am always looking for the most egregious abuse of the English language by spammers, so I took a peek at the prose.
An behold, it was not a phishing attempt!
Subject: World of Warcraft Account Administration
From: Blizzard Entertainment <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear customers and friends
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With the coming of World of Warcraft- Cataclysm, storeingame will have more discounts activities. Far more low price, together with consummate skill, absolutely cost & value to satisfy.
What are you waiting for? Come and join us!
[Gold Selling Site]
It was from a gold and power leveling site instead.
Only it followed the very same pattern as almost every phishing attempt I get, with a bogus Blizzard subject and return address, and it was sent to the same email address as all the others.
Do you think, just maybe, that gold sellers are the ones stealing our accounts?
Okay, I guess we had all figured that out already, but it is nice to see a strong correlation to between the two just to remove any doubt.
You give these people your account information for power leveling and you can expect somebody to try and hack.
Safety with pure handmade indeed!