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Trojan Disker Striking WoW Gamers Dangerously, Warns Blizzard

The World of Warcraft widely played online multiplayer game's proprietor Blizzard is cautioning its gamers of Disker, name of a perilous Trojan, which's being utilized for hijacking gamers' accounts despite them running protection software for authentication, published infosecurity-magazine.com dated January 4, 2014.

Blizzard posted onto its site an important notice saying that many complaints about the malware came to it. It seems the Trojan filches both account details as well as authenticator password when they're typed into a webpage, while the malware acts like a keylogger. This enables the hacker to compromise the particular user's account remotely.

As per Blizzard's IT team, the Disker's controllers develop their ware into one bogus edition of Curse Client which's pulled down from one fake Curse website. To spread, the Trojan utilizes traditional man-in-the-middle/ watering hole methods. The spoofed Curse website keeps appearing when Curse Client is hunted via popular search engines.

Observing that Disker's infection is a problem, Blizzard indicates that it has yet not found any anti-virus software capable of eradicating the malware, so the company calls for simply reformatting one's computer whenever the infection strikes. In turn, the company suggests that its players should inform it of their latest moves in case they find Disker hitting them.

It maybe noted that previously too, hackers have targeted WoW just as an enormous along with a lucrative tech-savvy consumer lot had been attacked. Consequently, lawsuits were filed vis-à-vis WoW over security. During 2013, a massive hack attack was executed during WoW play and since then the current problem is found as the first big one.

Besides, the latest Trojan assault follows within days since a similar phishing scam alert was issued in connection with "Reaper of Souls," indicating one more instance about the lengths which deceitful individuals would go to while attempting at acquiring account information from Battle.net.

In conclusion it can be said that the aforementioned kinds of incidents yet again emphasize how popular and lawful websites with huge consumer bases constantly fall prey to online crooks, with a Yahoo portal namely ads.yahoo.com being simply one other site which served malware lately.

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