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Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2009.09.14 18:46:00 - [1]
 

those ****ers decided to take advantage of the problems that plaged the server yesterday.

Quote:
Dear Players,

Due to the recent maintenance of our database some users were unable to connect on our website. We ask you to verify your account as soon as possible.If you encounter any problem with your login details please allow us up to 24 hours to resolve this issue.

Please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:


Go to account management: https://secure.eve-online.com
Log in using your username and password
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your assistance.


Thank You for your understanding.

EVE-ONLINE customer support



remember kids: CCP WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD!

ArmyOfMe
Hysera.
Posted - 2009.09.14 19:26:00 - [2]
 

wonder how many will actually do what the mail says.

with todays eve crowd im fairly sure it will be a large number

whispous
Gallente
V0LTA
VOLTA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.14 19:32:00 - [3]
 

Confirming phishing!

BAD EMAIL IS TITLED "IMPORTANT ACCOUNT INFORMATION"

Blnukem 192
Amarr
The Imperial Fedaykin
Posted - 2009.09.14 19:36:00 - [4]
 

This is actually pretty clever, but still fail.

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:00:00 - [5]
 

I got like 2 of those inside a minute.

Jarna
Amarr
Air EVE
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:02:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Jarna on 14/09/2009 20:06:29
Originally by: Grimpak
remember kids: CCP WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD!

Technically, they aren't asking for your username and password, they are telling you to go verify your account on the website, which, incidentally, looks legit.

TBH, how does this even work? Isn't https://secure.eve-online.com/ an actual CCP website?
If not, how is some third party able to create a sub-domain on a domain that isn't owned by them.

Or, are they actually doing something like this: <a href="theirwebsite.com">https://secure.eve-online.com/</a>.
If that is the case, this little ruse would only work the best on HTML enabled email accounts.


And furthermore, I have yet to get an email like this ever, so that means they don't know I play EVE.
Which means, somehow they have your email address; maybe because you bought ISK or something from them?

Cypherous
Minmatar
Lions of Judah Incorporated
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:10:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Jarna
Edited by: Jarna on 14/09/2009 20:06:29
Originally by: Grimpak
remember kids: CCP WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD!

Technically, they aren't asking for your username and password, they are telling you to go verify your account on the website, which, incidentally, looks legit.

TBH, how does this even work? Isn't https://secure.eve-online.com/ an actual CCP website?
If not, how is some third party able to create a sub-domain on a domain that isn't owned by them.

Or, are they actually doing something like this: <a href="theirwebsite.com">https://secure.eve-online.com/</a>.
If that is the case, this little ruse would only work the best on HTML enabled email accounts.


And furthermore, I have yet to get an email like this ever, so that means they don't know I play EVE.
Which means, somehow they have your email address; maybe because you bought ISK or something from them?


I too have to add i've never recieved a phishing email for EVE, which is odd because all the EVE stuff i use uses the same email address but they again i don't download dodgy .exe's nor do i visit sites promoting bots, macro's or the buying and selling of EVE reltated ingame items and/or services :)

Korizan
Hysterically Unforgiving
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:16:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Korizan on 14/09/2009 20:18:03
I haven't received one of these either but this does bring a valid point.

If possible do not use your E-mail you set up your account with for anything else.
THen if you start getting junk mail or suspicious E-mails you know where the security failure was.

In peoples defense it could be that people use the same E-mail for everything including forums from other sites etc etc etc, so there is no way of knowing where they got the E-email address from.

Jarna
Amarr
Air EVE
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:21:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Korizan
Edited by: Korizan on 14/09/2009 20:18:03
I haven't received one of these either but this does bring a valid point.

If possible do not use your E-mail you set up your account with for anything else.
THen if you start getting junk mail or suspicious E-mails you know where the security failure was.

In peoples defense it could be that people use the same E-mail for everything including forums from other sites etc etc etc, so there is no way of knowing where they got the E-email address from.


I think that's a lame excuse. I got to tons of forums/blogs, etc. I don't get phishing emails sent to me.
It still makes you wonder what types of websites one has to visit to get one's email in a phishing list.

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:29:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Jarna
Or, are they actually doing something like this: <a href="theirwebsite.com">https://secure.eve-online.com/</a>.
If that is the case, this little ruse would only work the best on HTML enabled email accounts.



no, more like http://theirsite.com/https://secure.eve-online.com/

Jarna
Amarr
Air EVE
Posted - 2009.09.14 20:32:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Grimpak
Originally by: Jarna
Or, are they actually doing something like this: <a href="theirwebsite.com">https://secure.eve-online.com/</a>.
If that is the case, this little ruse would only work the best on HTML enabled email accounts.



no, more like http://theirsite.com/https://secure.eve-online.com/


hmm. so the actual CCP website is being accessed, but it is being wrapped by their site, allowing them to track any input?

MollyPuss
Posted - 2009.09.14 22:04:00 - [12]
 

I've played eve since 2004. I have never received a phishing email either. I too have never bought isk or been on any websites looking for eve products not sanctioned by CCP I've also never downloaded anything apart from eve-mon and a couple of apps written my very helpful eve peeps. Seen a few strange ads though . 70 mil sp toons free with a paper clip. Paper clip is quite pricey though lol never clicked on the link. Never had my account hacked either. Only thing i ever bought outside of eve was a GTC from shattered crystal.

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.14 22:32:00 - [13]
 

I got this to my MSN and hotmail address, which happens to be my character name with the uk extension.

Funny, considering I don't use that mailing address for ANY of my eve accounts.

Its stupid that these morons are trying to screw people over for no reason.


Manu Hermanus
FaDoyToy
Posted - 2009.09.14 22:36:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Verone
I got this to my MSN and hotmail address, which happens to be my character name with the uk extension.

Funny, considering I don't use that mailing address for ANY of my eve accounts.

Its stupid that these morons are trying to screw people over for no reason.




steal isk, sell isk for cash, there is a reason.

hmm maybe I should check my email, meh, nothing of importance there, let you know in a few weeks/months if I got one.

Malthros Zenobia
Posted - 2009.09.15 01:13:00 - [15]
 

It amazes me when people fall for these mails. They have to be new to the internet because no company sends mails like these and if they want you to check your account they ask you to go to the website and log in like normal if they actually would need you to do so.

Plus there's the whole "WE NEVER ASK YOU FOR INFO LIKE THIS" that all the companies say god knows how many times.Confused

Zartanic
Posted - 2009.09.15 01:14:00 - [16]
 

A lot of account details are obtained from Corp websites which have terrible security.

Fortum Peccavi
Posted - 2009.09.15 02:20:00 - [17]
 

Interestingly enough, I received an email like this:

Quote:
Hi.
Thank you for contacting EVE-Online customer support.
One of your petitions has recently been closed and we would greatly appreciate your input on how well it was handled so we can continue to improve our services.
To do so, please follow this link, select the closed petition and fill in the survey.

Best regards
The EVE-online Customer Support team


I've never filed a petition... ever. Regardless, changing pw's to everything.


 

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