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#1 James

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

Hello there.

As you know, when you receive a PM in the forums, you normally receive an accompanying email that tells you that you've been PM'd unless you've turned it off. Today in my emails, I found what look to be phishing attempt on my RuneHQ forum account.

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS.

From: "Invision Power Board"
Title: "FLOK has started a new message with you"

The_Eggman,

FLOK has sent you a new personal conversation entitled "Привет! думаешь побывать в Казани на Универсиаду?".

FLOK said:
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Some random Russian Text here
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PLEASE DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS EMAIL!
You can reply to this personal conversation by following the link below:


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Ok, firstly it was in Russian, after translating it, it was some scam a about visiting a university there. Secondly, did anyone catch the phishing link at the bottom?

I think we need to remain even more vigilant as the hackers are targeting fansites now, especially if you're Fansite Staff.

Cheers,
James x

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#2 Anthuny

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:20 AM

It seems they also used your RS name instead of your forum one. -1 point for hackers.

#3 Lewis

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:21 AM

Thank you for the info, James. I haven't gotten one yet, luckily. Will watch out.
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#4 Sliver

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:41 PM

Wow,hopefully the user that sent you that gets banned,James.
Hopefully they don't send this to anymore ET staff,or anyone on the site.

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#5 St Squiggy

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

My fiancee got one of those too, she recognized it as a phishing attempt, still weird to see one of those though :o.

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#6 Sarawr

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yikes! I'll def keep my eyes open!

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#7 Riku

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:51 PM

I'm going to fall for one of these eventually.. ><
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#8 Kittyhawk

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

If you do fall for one, and no one is perfect, just make sure you scan your computer directly afterwards and clear your cache. Its better not to fall for it, of course.

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Story time needs to happen, I just need to find a day and time that work. :(

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#9 senug

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:20 AM

Luckily my notifications are turned off :D
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:02 PM

I just always ignore any message like that tbh, I hate when I get them. Thanks for the heads up.
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:34 PM

Messages like that end up in my spam folder anyways, nothing to worry about :)

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

I'll keep an eye out too. Blood of hackers is nasty. :T Souls from them are nasty too.

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I, Kairi , hereby pledge to never support known gold selling sites. I will not buy any gold or items from any shady dealers. I will not use a bot, nor by my silence allow friends or acquaintances to believe that I support botting or gold selling in general. I will be part of the solution.


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

If you look at the From section of the message, you can tell it's fake. The message identifies itself from Invision Power Board, which is the software we use, but it is not what a legitimate RuneHQ PM will contain in that section. It's a serious reminder that we're going to have to remain vigilant and proactive to protect ourselves from being phished.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:35 PM

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