Blizzard warns of harmful information-stealing Trojan affecting WoW players

By Russ Boswell ยท 11 replies
Jan 6, 2014
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  1. Any of you MMO fans out there that are still chugging through Blizzard's iconic World of Warcraft universe will definitely want to listen up. The developer is warning individuals (specifically WoW players) that a new Trojan virus has made its...

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    The last time I tried to log into my blizz account it said account locked due to suspicious activity, so I faxed them my drivers license and birth certificate to reset my pass and retrieve my account. Their response was, we cannot reset your password since there has been no suspicious activity on your account. One day I'll call them and get it settled but what the flying fk, all this hassle because I changed my internet provider.
  3. Pwned, now go to talk to 3d girls
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,019   +661

    Though I do not play WoW, I may..what is a Curse Client and how could it be fake?
  5. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Maniac Posts: 222   +143

    Curse gaming is the most important portal with addons for many games, WoW included. The client they provide offers a centralized solution to download and update all your addons. Anyone that's been playing WoW for more than one year knows how annoying it is too keep updating them manually.

    I was a bit reluctant to install it myself in the past, but now I can't live without it. It seems a phishing site was set up that offered the client and that somehow made it far up in the search engines. That's how people got tricked.
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  6. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    It is a program used to install and maintain interface addons for the game (Boss mods, map addons etc) And has had some issues throughout its life within the game. It's not the first time a bad curse client has circulated and compromised accounts.

    More info here:
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  7. havok585

    havok585 TS Booster Posts: 155   +27

    U, probably logged in from a different device, most likely and as blizz is very cautious on these situations, will tell u to reset your password.

    First of all, u dont NEED to send your driver's licence or any ID copy to them, since u just have to enter your, REAL First and Last name, battlenet account name and it will reset your password.

    I know this because my account got flagged for suspicious activity, but there was no suspicious activity at all, I was logging in from an ipad (previous log in was from my main pc and a different ISP) so I reset the password (with the secret question, since I forgot the last name I put when I first created the account :D).
  8. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    I had some success using the chat support to to retrieve my second account that I made ages ago just for WoW (So if I did get hacked I wouldn't lose my SC2/D3/Classic games) I was able to scan and import data straight into the chat took about 15 minutes.

    Given that I'm Australian so phone support is typically out of the question for me.
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I tried that it says my email/name combination does not exist. I'm going to have to call them or live chat its a big head ache though. I don't think I can chat I have to make a ticket. Or ill call I suppose.
  10. Left WoW years ago, playing Guild Wars 2 now.

    Don't have those type of problems, but if you're still playing it, you should check it out.

    Thanks for the info.
  11. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Hey! That's my 1600p wallpaper on my Dell!! Other people are aware of this insanely awesome drawing? Damnit.
  12. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Btw I made a new ticket explaining everything and they reset my pass

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