Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Iswtor.net, the leading independent news and updates website for the popular MMORPG game Star Wars: The Old Republic, has announced details of a new phishing scam that has affected a number of gamers have been playing the game.
According to Iswtor.net, phishing scam is believed to be the creation of cyber criminals, who are intent on stealing personal information from Star Wars: The Old Republic gamers, so that they can have their accounts.
In addition, Iswtor.net reports that some players have complained they were even asked for their bank details, though they do not believe that anyone has lost money as a result of the scam so far.
Iswtor.net said that they came across this phishing scam after receiving reports from a number of concerned players. Following an in-depth investigation, Iswtor.net can now reveal how the scam works.
According to their investigations, cyber criminals have been able to hack into Star Wars: The Old Republic's main server so that they can target gamers as they attempt to log into the game. The scam involves subjecting victims to a variety of verification checks - questions appear to be official, hence several players have fallen victim to the scam.
When they attempt to login, players will be asked to enter their credentials repeatedly stop. In addition, they may also be asked to input the security answers, which they had previously given in the event they've lost their password.
Iswtor.net warned that gamers can tell if the verification checks of course, as the fake login screen does not contain the characters “the trial reference”.
Iswtor.net said that those who had fallen victim to the phishing scam reported that the password was later reset, meaning they could no longer log into their accounts. Furthermore, some users reported being asked to fill in their bank details as part of verification checks, though Iswtor.net said that so far it appears that nobody has fallen for this.
Dan Lim, editor of Iswtor.net, said that the scam appears to be a very traditional phishing attack on Star Wars: The Old Republic gamers:
“As far as we can tell, this is a tried and tested phishing scam. Players attempt to login, and then they come across the login screen, which requires multiple verification checks - far more than is usually the case, even in the event of a failed login.”
“Naturally, anyone who thinks they may have fallen victim to this scam should change your password immediately, and in addition they should also change their password for any social media accounts that they have linked the game.”
Iswtor.net also reminded gamers that under no circumstances should they provide their bank or credit card details.
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