When we think about phishing, we think about e-mails that try to get information from online banks, eBay or PayPal accounts. While in most of the cases this is true, it must be noted that the aim of the guys behind these attacks is the money. So, wherever there is money, there will be attempts to steal our information. Nowadays another common target are online games, specially MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) as World of Warcraft or Lineage.

Last week I found this bid in eBay, selling four 70 level characters starting at US$ 27,000:

World of Warcraft bid

Last year “Andy” Deokyoung Jung from AhnLab made a very good presentation about online gaming and hackers at AVAR. It is clear that all kind of accounts are likely to be under attack. For example, on February 22nd I saw a new phishing attack targeting Yahoo Sponsored Search users:  


Of course when you click on the link, it will take you to a bogus site:

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This is the real one:

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As I always say, please be careful and delete any message that tries to get your information. It’s simple but effective.