Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cataclysm's Cataclysm

One of the first things I noticed when I logged into World of Warcraft was the hilarious welcome message from Blizzard. Apparently, there has been an increase of phishing activities and by the look of this note of precaution, a lot of people may have fallen for them - well, there are many little kids and ignorant adults playing WoW so can you blame them for getting themselves easily schemed? Here's one scenario: You jump on WoW to start your daily grind and suddenly, you receive a whisper from a person who claims to work for Blizzard. This person proceeds to tell you that you have been selected randomly to participate in a closed beta for next WoW: Cataclym expansion! How lucky are you, right? Then, this person explains that he needs your login information and other pertinent personal address so that he can complete the process. He then urges you to provide him the information in the next couple of minutes or you will forfeit your exclusive in-game pet and mount. What will you do? And people really fall for this kind of thing? Sad, isn't it?

On a lighter note, the gold-seller spams seem to have been decreased.
Before, I usually get about a couple of messages from them per hour.

No comments: