World of Warcraft: A simple line of code can end your game

G DATA discovers a new scam that uses social engineering and a function of the game interface itself.

Scams (purchase fraudulent sale of player accounts reputable, experience points, virtual currency, accessories …) associated with the popular role-playing game World of Warcraft have unfortunately been recurrent throughout his long and successful career. GDATA Software, German manufacturer of security solutions, has discovered a new deception outstanding compromising accounts players swindled out for the simplicity of its execution. A function unregistered language which is based interface the game itself allows an attacker to take control of the account interface of the victim, easily and without to install any program or supplement. The attacker uses once again the social engineering to trick the less cautious players, which offers game elements (objects, weapons and other elements that facilitate their development) if previously introduced a line of code in the game chat window itself. If you fall into the trap, the victim delivers full control over its own interface. This means that fraudsters can locate virtually the victim, they can steal his character, access detailed information on their profile and contact other players on behalf of the victim to continue the fraud.

How I can protect myself?

It’s as simple as entering code in your chat window, so distrustful of any message, especially if it comes from an unknown player, who asks you exactly that. Be careful downloading add-ons from third parties: uses known and trusted sources and keep your plugins up to date. Detailed information on the blog of G DATA G DATA Software AG Computer security originated in Germany and G DATA Software AG is considered the inventor of antivirus. It was over 30 years ago when the company, founded in Bochum in 1985, developed the first program dedicated to fighting computer viruses. Today G DATA is one of the manufacturers of solutions most recognized worldwide security.

The results of independent safety analyzes demonstrate that “Made in Germany” It offers the best possible protection for Internet users. German consumer organization Stiftung Warentest leads analyzing security suites since 2005 and all analyzes performed since 2015, G DATA has demonstrated the best possible detection. Comparative analysis of AV TEST, G DATA has regularly achieved the best results in As for computer malware detection. And G DATA Internet Security also has been recognized as the best security suite by consumer organizations.

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