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2-28-2010 @ 4:08PM
@peterThe way this attack works, *you* never log in in the first place. The scumware alters how your computer handles your internet traffic and actively searches for those packets that would contain your login information. When it detects that WoW's trying to send them out, it *intercepts* them, sending them to a different computer entirely which then sends the log in info, letting whoever is at that computer log in to your account. *You* never log in, in fact you'll just keep getting an "unable to connect" error, rather than something more specific.Repetitious, I know, but I really wanna drive that point home. If it worked some other way, there's a chance you could bump off whoever's hijacking your stuff, *and they don't ever want you to have that chance.*Also, if they're stealing your WoW info, they're probably stealing anything else they can(even if they don't directly deal in identity theft, the way these places operate they likely know someone who does, and will happily sell *them* anything else they happen to pick up). Just so you don't go getting a false sense of security from this, or anything.
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