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WoS PSA: Bloggers beware! New phishing e-mail in the wild.

March 30, 2009

caution!Hi all! Just a quick little note here from Snarkcraft HQ about an e-mail we received this morning claiming to be a notification of account suspension. It looked very legit and all the links were valid links to Blizzard pages… except the one encouraging us to log in to Battle.net.

Why did I feel it important to notify you all of a random phishing scam? Because the e-mail address we received it at was NOT associated with a World of Warcraft account. It is an address only used for World of Snarkcraft, which means that it is quite possible some nefarious person(s) is/are harvesting WoW blogger e-mail addresses and targeting them specifically.

As always, we encourage you to be cautious with any e-mail you receive that claims to be from Blizzard (or anyone else you have an online account with). Always inspect links, and be suspicious of any communication that does not address you by name!

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