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Windows 7: WoW - authenticator users come under attack.

03 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
WoW - authenticator users come under attack.

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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.
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WoW authenticators bypassed by middlemen hackers ? The Register

Sunbelt Blog: World of Warcraft authenticator users come under attack


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03 Mar 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I admire the ingenuity; but hate the purpose. I hate a thief!!
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