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will munny
Posted - 2010.08.27 07:34:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: will munny on 27/08/2010 09:24:02
Edited by: will munny on 27/08/2010 09:22:46
Okay, this is for those of you that don't read the Account Security sticky up there ^^ - yeah, I know that covers just about all of you.

Quote:
Hello,

This is an automated notification regarding the recent change made to your EVE account. Your account security info has recently been modified through the Account Management website.

If you did NOT make any changes to your account, we recommend you check the account with the following link for assistance keeping your account as secure as possible: link removed. Navigator

For more information, click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions or to contact the Account Services team.

Sincerely,
The EVE-online Account Team


NOTICE I highlighted the url which anyone with half a brain (50% of you?) can see is a FAKE, ergo DO NOT ENTER YOUR ACCOUNT INFO but feel free to call them a55h0le5 or d1ckwads etc.

Oh yes, this came through on a rarely used alt...which leads me to ask how they obtained the email address in the first place, CCP??

Navigator you tit - how are the uninformed / stupid / lazy supposed to recognize the obviously faked semi-spoofed URL if you removed it - that's exactly why I left in there - it was not linking anywhere.

Seems you lot fall in with the 50% I mentioned previously. "HELP the people yes, show them how to spot falsities, no." seems to be the way to go - CCP PHAIL!

Edit to rant at Navigator

Stick Cult
Posted - 2010.08.27 07:36:00 - [2]
 

Good job, bro. But remove all or some of the URL, before some ****** clicks it.. Wink

also, you don't have all of your alts on the same email? Shocked

will munny
Posted - 2010.08.27 07:42:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: will munny on 27/08/2010 07:43:06
Well **** but if they / some1 can click something that aint a link that isn't pointing anywhere then they deserve what they get dontcha think?

Also, this alt was created, skilled and then left alone ie rarely used, email not general purpose but specific to toon...

Stick Cult
Posted - 2010.08.27 07:43:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Stick Cult on 27/08/2010 07:44:03
Originally by: will munny
Well **** but if they / some1 can click something that aint a link that isn't pointing anywhere then they deserve what they get dontcha think?

Embarassed I have an addon that converts links that aren't actually linked to links... oops Razz I agree, that clicking something that's not a link would be quite pr0... Cool

Pearre Dash
Posted - 2010.08.27 07:50:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Pearre Dash on 27/08/2010 07:50:00
While I admire your efforts, I'm glad you know and understand that the kind of people that these things target are just too plain dumb and ignorant about the very basics of computer and Internet security that they WILL fall for it (and quite possibly then buy isk to get their isk back).

Brian Ballsack
Posted - 2010.08.27 10:54:00 - [6]
 

some guild somewhere is missing a whiney night elf hunter callled l3golas

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2010.08.27 11:36:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: will munny
which leads me to ask how they obtained the email address in the first place, CCP??



I received one of those mails on an address I have never used for anything EVE-related. I blame CCP.Rolling Eyes

Meckomec
Posted - 2010.08.27 23:31:00 - [8]
 

I actually fell for it. Woke up to that mail. was barely awake when I though. aww, what the hell! clicked link and logged in. and as soon as I did it I thought to myself what a dumb idiot I was. I never fall for those emails. luckily I mananged to log into my accounts and change the pass before they were able to log in. And later that day I got another email saying Blizzard Entertainment in the title and then in the mail was the same eve email. haha.. well. I am not usually that dumb.. I will blame my tiredness :D

Mr Kidd
Posted - 2010.08.28 00:15:00 - [9]
 

What I don't get is why anyone would choose to conduct a transaction of any sort using account info from an email link. I mean, how much more of a failure much email be in its current incarnation to make anyone with a > 80 IQ realize it is an unreliable medium with which to conduct any sort of business beyond receiving EXPECTED communications from TRUSTED sources. And even then I would never click on a link in email.

#1 rule of email: If a service provider you're doing business with contacts you via email to conduct some business through it.....go directly to their website and do it. Find their phone number outside of that provided in the email and call them. Do not trust email as you would not trust George Bush should you and he learn you have oil in your back yard.

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.08.28 06:26:00 - [10]
 

I spam filter (at local mail server) anything claiming to be from CCP - mainly because I get really p*ssed off every time they do a change on their mail server that obviously has to opt me back into the newsletter again, and again, and again Rolling Eyes

Anyway I took a look at the daily spam summary and there's the account modified phish. Only thing is that it was sent to my daughter who has never and will never play Eve. I found that a little odd to say the least.

will munny
Posted - 2010.08.28 11:36:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: will munny on 28/08/2010 11:36:08
Seems a number of you are ofay with the usual measures and precautions but the mainstream in general can never be shown too many times that the b4stards out there are serious in obtaining their hard-earned ISK and ships, etc. Rolling Eyes

BUT (and there is always a but)
The point I raised, which has gone unanswered by CCP Navigator and the others that reviewed the thread is the fact that the phishers obtained an email address that was only used for one toon's account! therefore:

Quote:
which leads me to ask how they obtained the email address in the first place, CCP??

Care to answer the concerns raised by that?

Lothros Andastar
Gallente
Posted - 2010.08.28 12:14:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Lothros Andastar on 28/08/2010 12:14:41
Originally by: will munny
Quote:
which leads me to ask how they obtained the email address in the first place, CCP??

Care to answer the concerns raised by that?
1) It was sent to masses of random emails. Those who don't play eve just delete it. Those that do immediately become buthurt and think CCP are selling emails.
2) You bought isk.

Super Whopper
I can Has Cheeseburger
Posted - 2010.08.28 12:18:00 - [13]
 

So, all the emails you get about your WoW, EQ, SWG, Hello Kitty Online, STO and all the other games you don't play are fake, but the one game you do play is foul play?

I get spammed all the time about my WoW, Everquest, Dungeons & Dragons, AION, etc. accounts and I've never even played any of those games. But those companies gave the spammers my email anyway, time for a lawsuit or euthanasia. I recommend euthanasia for you.


 

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