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The Daily Grind: Do you immediately change your password when there's news of a hack?

Sadly, we hear more and more about hacking, phishing, and password theft these days in our favorite MMOs. When an outbreak occurs, blame is distributed to the usual suspects, but many times it breaks down to simple account housekeeping. The warnings come through, and we're all told to change o...

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Guild Wars 2 email authentication, status updates, sales halt [Updated]

Guild Wars 2 players have gotten absolutely slammed with phishing attempts following the game's launch. ArenaNet has accordingly beefed up security for the game, starting with the new email authentication system that's being rolled out today. The system is lightweight and works without players ne...

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Guild Wars 2 account phishing, outstanding issues [Updated]

With a game as large as Guild Wars 2, it's inevitable that the unscrupulous would try to compromise accounts. Perhaps the only unexpected part was how quickly the hacking attempts started -- even before launch players were receiving notifications of these attempts. And the problem appears to be e...

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Cryptic Studios issues security warning in response to database breach

Cryptic Studios, purveyor of Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and the upcoming Neverwinter, has just posted an ominous security warning on its official site. Its new security procedures have recently detected that hackers gained unauthorized access to a user database back in December of 2010. ...

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SOE issues security alert for EQII and Station accounts

Ho hum, another week, another email phishing scam, not exactly news right? Well, this time around, Sony Online Entertainment thinks it is serious enough to issue a security alert via the official EverQuest II website, warning players to safeguard their login information and ensure that it is only u...

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AionSource.com compromised, e-mails possibly leaked to hackers

Yesterday we reported that a wide number of e-mail password phishing scams were being sent out to Aion users. Today, AionSource.com has sent out an e-mail announcement to all of their users that this new wave of scams may have been due to a hacking attack on their website. Knite Shadowbane, admi...

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Aion players: Watch your e-mails for scams

Keeping your password for your favorite game safe is always a top priority. No one wants to have their accounts hacked or have their passwords lost to someone who's willing to sell all of their items for gold, kinah, or what have you. So today, as a friendly public service announcement, we here ...

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Second Life content creators warn about scam site

Numerous Second Life content creators are warning their clientele that the Web-site virtualget.net (which has been apparently been operating for a couple of months now) is a credit-card harvesting scam. Whether that's correct or not, the site appears to be using the product images and product desc...

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How scammers plunder your Tales of Pirates booty

For the first time in a long while, we've come across a tale of digital wrong-doing that doesn't involve internet spaceships and is definitely not allowed by the developers. The game in question is Tales of Pirates published by IGG. Apparently a number of the game's players have fallen victim to a ...

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Phishing attempt targets EVE Online subscribers

They're baaack. The phishing emails targeting EVE Online players, that is. While you're sound asleep dreaming of your next Machariel, or thrashing about in a nightmare about that last pod killing, there are legions of very bad men seeking to crack open your EVE Online account and liquidate your ass...

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