World of Warcraft fans are eagerly waiting for Blizzard to release the Warlords of Draenor expansion pack. In the meantime, cybercriminals are trying to trick WoW players into handing over their accounts.
We’ve come across a phishing email that promises recipients a lot of free gifts in the new game. The malicious World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-purchase emails come with a game key that can allegedly be used to unlock the gifts, which include and various upgrades.
The fake Blizzard emails read something like this (click on the header image to see what the emails look like):
(1) will receive the upgrade equipment matching specialization (item level 483).
(2) upgrading the role of class 60 or more, their main professional skills and first aid will rise to 600. If the name of 60 roles yet to learn professional skills, will the role of body armor is automatically selected professional skills.”
When users click on the links contained in the emails, they’re taken to a legitimate-looking phishing page on the battle.net subdomain of blizzardentertainmentfreeactivitiese.com. The website might look like it belongs to Blizzard, but it doesn’t. In fact, Chrome has already flagged it as being part of a phishing scam.