|03 Mar 2010||#1|
WoW - authenticator users come under attack.
Crooks have developed a man-in-the-middle-attack designed to circumvent authentication kit used by dedicated World of Warcraft gamers.
The ruse relies on tricking gamers into installing Trojans disguised as gaming ad-ons. Once applied the malware allows hackers to capture and relay authentication commands next time a victim logs on to Blizzard's servers.
The hackers divert and then relay authentication commands before looting gaming accounts for virtual gold, presumably for resale. Meanwhile the results of a failed login are played back to victims, effectively locking them out of their compromised accounts for at least the time needed to pull off the scam.
WoW authenticators bypassed by middlemen hackers ? The Register
Sunbelt Blog: World of Warcraft authenticator users come under attack
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