Tip reached us that strat and WoW guide Bosskillers is now selling…. GOLD?!
We have updated (the website) with a new version, and you need do a (sic) simple register for it. Click here if you want to visit the old version. (From their website)
Unfortunately, Bosskillers decided not just to provide us with legible WoW raiding strats but to also serve as platform for goldsellers 😦
Memo of the Day
Today’s MoTD couldn’t have been more blunt:
Scammers are trying harder than ever to phish* for your account information! We care about player security and encourage you to visit http://us.battle.net/security for helpful information and tips.
With the issue of in-game scams divesting Blizzard’s attention and resources away from providing you with incredible raids and in-game experiences. This is serious business.
Yesterday alone, I heard two complaints of scammers trying to lure people to visit their site. Scammers are clever, professional people. And it only takes your curiosity–and one visit to their site– for them to hack your computer.
An in-game scam letter
*Phishing scams are often used to harvest log-in credentials for social networks and financial sites by encouraging users to log in to phony versions of legitimate Websites. These types of scams often entice users to click on a bogus link to check out a new video or log in to a particular service to verify some data. The fake Website can then either inject some form of malware onto your computer or steal your log-in credentials to the legitimate site. Typically, phishing messages use URL shortening services to mask the phony site’s actual Web address. (From PCWorld)
Blizzard is stepping up its offensive on account security scams with the launch of a new website this week. The new Battle.Net account security website is hoping to highlight the importance of keeping it safe when it comes to your accounts.
These pages are part of a larger effort to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to identify and report threats to your account’s safety, to spotlight ways in which we work to fulfill our security commitment, and to act as a helpful resource in case someone manages to steal account information from you.
Ongoing campaign by WoW fan sites to boycott gold ads on their sites is just one of several community efforts to raise awareness against hackers.
Gold sellers and leveling services are responsible for the vast majority of all account thefts, and they are the number-one source of World of Warcraft-related phishing attempts, spyware, and even credit card theft. Players who buy gold actively support spam, hacks, and keyloggers, and by doing so diminish the gameplay experience for everyone else.