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  sifudoja

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Joined: 8/27/06
Posts: 142

10/11/10 4:13:37 PM#61

Lol, i got one addressed from Blizzard  trying to scam my non existant Aion account also.

  sifudoja

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Joined: 8/27/06
Posts: 142

10/11/10 4:23:51 PM#62
Originally posted by pye088j

Aye they could certainly be coming from anywhere. With wow I can understand randomly sending mails, because of the size of it. Chances are you´ll hit someone sooner or later. FFXIV though must be alot harder and that´s why I don´t quite understand why i´m targetted.

I don´t post about mmo´s outside of mmorpg but i am a member on many other forums related to gaming so any one of those might have had an account misshap/sold info or whatever. I just don´t think the playerbase is that large in FFXIV that randomly spamming mail adresses would give the results they´re looking for.

 Definately makes sense that someone could get our emails from a site and spam randomly til they hit a WoW player, but it's odd how often someone was hacked immediately after resubbing, after authenticators were introduced. Those numbers could be random chance due to the fact a million people probably resub every month, but it stands out to me.

And i don't think spamming the same people and trying to get accounts from other games would be a waste of time, the results would easily be worth the effort if there is almost no effort at all being put into it, and it's not as if once the word gets out the scam is over....people have know about it happening with WoW for a year now and it doesn't stop.

FFXIV is new enough that those accounts of people who got to max level in a week are probably worth enough to make it all worth doing.

  Axeion

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Joined: 8/03/06
Posts: 424

10/12/10 9:30:46 AM#63

how real does this look? i coped the emial to notepad then copeied agian to nuke the linksin it..

 

Hello,

This is an automated notification regarding your Battle.net account. Some or all of your contact information was recently modified through the Account Management website.

*** If you made recent account changes, please disregard this automatic notification.


*** If you did NOT make any changes to your account, we recommend you log in to Account Management review your account settings.

If you cannot sign into Account Management using the link above, or if unauthorized changes continue to happen, please contact Blizzard Billing & Account Services for further assistance.

Billing & Account Services can be reached at 1-800-59-BLIZZARD (1-800-592-5499 Mon-Fri, 8AM-8PM Pacific Time) or at billing@blizzard.com.

Account security is solely the responsibility of the accountholder. Please be advised that in the event of a compromised account, Blizzard representatives will typically lock the account. In these cases the Account Administration team will require faxed receipt of ID materials before releasing the account for play.

Regards,

The Battle.net Support Team
Blizzard Entertainment
www.blizzard.com/support
Online Privacy Policy

which killed one at Acconunt Manager but rest show odd.or Phis?Heres the thing to my acounts not been switched over to battle.net as well.

"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." — Robert E. Howard, The Tower of the Elephant (1933)

  Bashir

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Joined: 7/05/06
Posts: 86

10/12/10 11:50:11 AM#64

lol, got an email today saying my account has been permabanned.  haven't played in almost 2 years.  had no problems until i signed up for battlenet.  go figure.  honestly, i don't even care and had a good laugh from the email.

  tepthtanis

Novice Member

Joined: 8/25/06
Posts: 574

The key word in any game is "Fun!"

10/17/10 3:30:49 PM#65

I hear you! I thought it was quite funny when I got mine... :)

Played Wow, D and L, AOC, GW, Eve, Rift and many more insignificant games.

  tepthtanis

Novice Member

Joined: 8/25/06
Posts: 574

The key word in any game is "Fun!"

10/17/10 4:02:04 PM#66

Now that I think of it.... someone called "electricpixie" was the last person I talked to before my account was "supposedly" taken over. I'm sure that he/she had something to do with it... and banning me was by  the blizzard account...

Played Wow, D and L, AOC, GW, Eve, Rift and many more insignificant games.

  Nebless

Advanced Member

Joined: 12/22/08
Posts: 914

12/13/10 8:22:03 AM#67
Originally posted by Dancer

 so they are really phishing but in a pond with no fish. hehe

 Got one better than that.  Just got an e-mail saying my login e-mail had been changed to a hotmail account ftom my work addy.  Like I play at work the idiots.

I'd love to see their faces when they figure out I've never ever had a Blizzard account.  :)

  crusher143

Advanced Member

Joined: 6/28/06
Posts: 195

12/20/10 2:27:25 PM#68

As a non english customer it´s easy to tell if it´s a scam mail. For example if you are german Blizzard never would write you an E-Mail in English but the scammers only do so.

  User Deleted
12/20/10 2:32:40 PM#69

mine was never compromised, blizzard just ate it. I never linked it to a battlenet account so it just went poof.

  Jakdstripper

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Joined: 2/14/10
Posts: 2130

12/20/10 2:50:53 PM#70

i'v gotten 2 emails from "Blizzard" say that my account has been flaged as being in the process of being traded or sold and therfore violating the player agreement or some such thing, pls click on link to verify....... etc etc.

i'm not clicking any link.

the weird part is that the address is noreply@Blizzard.com which is the same address Blizz's mail comes from . anyways if it's for real and htey end up banning me or something all for the better, it's about time i quit this game for good.  

  Daffid011

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Joined: 1/03/04
Posts: 7652

12/20/10 2:52:54 PM#71
Originally posted by Jakdstripper

i'v gotten 2 emails from "Blizzard" say that my account has been flaged as being in the process of being traded or sold and therfore violating the player agreement or some such thing, pls click on link to verify....... etc etc.

i'm not clicking any link.

the weird part is that the address is noreply@Blizzard.com which is the same address Blizz's mail comes from . anyways if it's for real and htey end up banning me or something all for the better, it's about time i quit this game for good.  

Fake emails can have anything in the "from" address.  It is a rather common tactic of account thieves.  

 

I get about a dozen of those emails each week sent to my email account that doesn't even have a wow account registered to it. 

  outfctrl

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Joined: 11/16/03
Posts: 3630

American by Birth
Biker by choice
Patriot forever

12/20/10 2:55:58 PM#72
Originally posted by Jakdstripper

i'v gotten 2 emails from "Blizzard" say that my account has been flaged as being in the process of being traded or sold and therfore violating the player agreement or some such thing, pls click on link to verify....... etc etc.

i'm not clicking any link.

the weird part is that the address is noreply@Blizzard.com which is the same address Blizz's mail comes from . anyways if it's for real and htey end up banning me or something all for the better, it's about time i quit this game for good.  

I get two to three of those emails a day.  They are all scams.  My email flags them as hoaxes with SPF verification.  I open them up and forward them to hacks@blizzard.com.  When I am bored I will go to the site and 99% of the time, Firefox flags them as phishing sites.  Even if it doesnt flag them, I usually enter in a user name like...."kiss my ass", then my password is "scammers".

LOL

  spookydom

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Joined: 7/25/08
Posts: 1807

I'm a lvl 50 Batman!

12/20/10 2:59:20 PM#73

Here is something that helped me. I was hacked twice in the space of a week. Since that time I have moved my battlenet account on to it's own email address witch is not used for anything but that.  Helps spot whats spam and what's not.

  Daffid011

Old School

Joined: 1/03/04
Posts: 7652

12/20/10 3:00:53 PM#74
Originally posted by Robokapp

one addon from curse that I KNOW for sure is truble is called "Ignoremore".

 

with an authenticator I had an attempted attack when I enabled it, a week later i enable it again, another attack within hours.

There is nothing wrong with that mod or anything in the download that could possibly cause harm.  Yes I downloaded it, opened the zip file and read the code in all 3 files. 

Wow LUA mods just do not work that way.  There is nothing that enabling a mod in game which could cause a compromised account.  For starters, wow doesn't even load mods until after you have already logged in.

  DarLorkar

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Joined: 12/28/07
Posts: 540

12/20/10 3:27:34 PM#75
Originally posted by Jakdstripper

i'v gotten 2 emails from "Blizzard" say that my account has been flaged as being in the process of being traded or sold and therfore violating the player agreement or some such thing, pls click on link to verify....... etc etc.

i'm not clicking any link.

the weird part is that the address is noreply@Blizzard.com which is the same address Blizz's mail comes from . anyways if it's for real and htey end up banning me or something all for the better, it's about time i quit this game for good.  

Which is why so many people get hacked.

You can make the links and addresses you see show what you want , till you drill down a bit and see where they really come from.

As has been said time and again, never use (click)  links in email.

Use a decent password. 

Get a new email address and use it ONLY for games. all ISP's allow you to have multiple email addresses, use them.

Those 3 things will make 90% of people hack proof.

That last 10% nothing will help because they will allow their computers to be invaded by keyloggers, or just handing out there login info to others.

  outfctrl

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Joined: 11/16/03
Posts: 3630

American by Birth
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Patriot forever

12/21/10 6:20:45 AM#76
Originally posted by DarLorkar
Originally posted by Jakdstripper

i'v gotten 2 emails from "Blizzard" say that my account has been flaged as being in the process of being traded or sold and therfore violating the player agreement or some such thing, pls click on link to verify....... etc etc.

i'm not clicking any link.

the weird part is that the address is noreply@Blizzard.com which is the same address Blizz's mail comes from . anyways if it's for real and htey end up banning me or something all for the better, it's about time i quit this game for good.  


Get a new email address and use it ONLY for games. all ISP's allow you to have multiple email addresses, use them.

That is a great idea.  I am going to do that today!!

  NasherUK

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Joined: 10/18/04
Posts: 469

12/22/10 3:10:05 AM#77
Even better, have a 2nd machine with Linux on it just for browsing and emails :P
  TeknoBug

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Joined: 10/13/07
Posts: 2166

12/28/10 12:35:15 PM#78

The general discussion WoW thread has become inconsistent and worthless to read through since many were screaming "it's your fault".


Here's what happened to me (and many others that posted), I played WoW for roughly 4 months (free trial, free 1 month, 2 month prepaid card) between 2005-2006 when TBC came out and haven't ever played the game since then, I even uninstalled it to make room on my HDD for other games. Back last fall (sept-oct 2009), I got an email with a confirm email password reset and following was account compromise and even a chargeback (demanding me to pay $14).


I contacted Blizzard billing department and they were infact charging me and my account was infact compromised, so why did my account suddenly get compromised after 3 years of inactivity and I never once logged into WoW during that time, I tried to link it to a battle.net account but it was already linked to another account and I had to get Blizzard to unlink it and relink it to mine (they said they normally can't do this). Now, this is where it gets me, I don't click on links I don't recognize (and I don't like tinyurl) and I often only surf on specific discussion news and discussion forums like Steam, MMORPG, Androidcentral, Crackberry, Castanet, I don't visit porn sites and I don't download emails- I read them through a webpage from my ISP. Why did the account suddenly get picked up in 3 years, I don't even use the email account on any other sites (nor the password).


Anyhow since I have no plan to play WoW again I had Blizzard permanently lock my account, and I get emails about attempted access to it once in a while, and yes sometimes phishing mails which I added to block addresses.


  wolftamer

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Joined: 1/20/04
Posts: 29

12/28/10 1:08:17 PM#79

I'm with you sookster, I've been wondering about that for awhile.  I've gotten hacked before, which resulted in all my items being sold except my lvl 40 mount on 1 character.  The shitty part was they wouldn't give us any items for it, so i just figured my bro had a keylogger on his computer when he played and just let the account die basically (after burning crusade was out for several months).

 

However, I've seen enough activity in the "I've been hacked" threads that made me think there was plenty of people like you (sookster) that have been inactive for a long period of time and are getting hacked just the same.  All the newbs can scream conspiricy theory all they want, but u can't run from the fact that something is going on and being covered up.  Regardless of it being Blizzard, a hacker could have compromised the system from the inside for all we know, and that's why blizzard doesn't think there's a problem.  There's a number of reasons, one including blizzard's security staff is pathetic and can't remove email from their inbox, but the facts are there if people sift through all the same threads and complaints.  I've seen a small percentage of all those threads contain some facts that would make anyone think it is blizzard's fault, while the rest are all stupid enough to get a keylogger or something and blame it on others.  The problem is there is no proof, which basically makes the whole "she said he said" crap useless.

 

My "conspiracy theory" is more about an inside job, company or individual.  Basically my guess that someone is most likely selling account information OR the more likely story of hackers being able to attain the information and blizzard not reporting it.  We all know if blizzard was losing your personal information to hackers, they would lose a lot of money, which means with all the information they have lost, they would probably go bankrupt and would be reasonable to think they would want to prevent that.  The other part to that theory is that hackers are only targeting certain information and not something like a social security number or whatever, but in any case what I notice is a lack of security on BOTH sides of the coin and neither side will probably admit it.  WoW has gotten to the point that an authenticator is needed, and that the majority of users need better security software and behavior (like not clicking on every link).  If you cannot secure both sides, then anything can walk right in, take your money, and leave.

  Daffid011

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12/28/10 3:12:05 PM#80
Originally posted by sookster54

The general discussion WoW thread has become inconsistent and worthless to read through since many were screaming "it's your fault".


Here's what happened to me (and many others that posted), I played WoW for roughly 4 months (free trial, free 1 month, 2 month prepaid card) between 2005-2006 when TBC came out and haven't ever played the game since then, I even uninstalled it to make room on my HDD for other games. Back last fall (sept-oct 2009), I got an email with a confirm email password reset and following was account compromise and even a chargeback (demanding me to pay $14).


I contacted Blizzard billing department and they were infact charging me and my account was infact compromised, so why did my account suddenly get compromised after 3 years of inactivity and I never once logged into WoW during that time, I tried to link it to a battle.net account but it was already linked to another account and I had to get Blizzard to unlink it and relink it to mine (they said they normally can't do this). Now, this is where it gets me, I don't click on links I don't recognize (and I don't like tinyurl) and I often only surf on specific discussion news and discussion forums like Steam, MMORPG, Androidcentral, Crackberry, Castanet, I don't visit porn sites and I don't download emails- I read them through a webpage from my ISP. Why did the account suddenly get picked up in 3 years, I don't even use the email account on any other sites (nor the password).


Anyhow since I have no plan to play WoW again I had Blizzard permanently lock my account, and I get emails about attempted access to it once in a while, and yes sometimes phishing mails which I added to block addresses.

When you cancel your account (in your case 2006), your credit card information is removed from the account.  When a wow account is restored it requires a credit card to be reentered.   I'm confused how you could be getting charged?  That would require the hackers to enter your credit card information or something along those lines.

Most people read their email through a webpage, so I don't know what you think that is protecting you against.  Did you happen to follow the links in the emails that blizzard sent about your account being hacked, reset password, chargeback, etc?  No one likes to think they feel for a scam, but it sounds like you fell for a phishing scam.

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