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Windows 7: Trojan program hijacks World of Warcraft accounts

10 Jan 2014   #1
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Trojan program hijacks World of Warcraft accounts

Trojan program hijacks World of Warcraft accounts despite two-factor authentication

A new Trojan program is targeting users of the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft and is capable of hijacking accounts even if their owners use two-factor authentication.

“We’ve been receiving reports regarding a dangerous Trojan that is being used to compromise players’ accounts even if they are using an authenticator for protection,” a technical support representative from Blizzard Entertainment, the game’s developer, said Friday in a message on the forums. “The Trojan acts in real time to do this by stealing both your account information and the authenticator password at the time you enter them.”

In a later update on the forum, another Blizzard tech support representative said that the company tracked down the source of infection to a fake, but working Curse Client distributed from a fake website. The Curse Client is a third-party application that can be used to install add-ons and modifications for several games including World of Warcraft.
Trojan program hijacks World of Warcraft accounts despite two-factor authentication | PCWorld

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11 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

How can a website be "fake?" It is either a website or it isn't eh?

I mean, what is a "fake website" after all? A toaster oven or an Excel spreadsheet _pretending_ to be a website?
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