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PSA: Twitch chat links are phishing for Steam logins

Some Twitch users are experiencing a number of phishing attempts within the video game broadcast service's chat windows. Twitch's support team on Twitter advised that viewers avoid clicking the "csgoprize" link that may appear in stream chats, as it is "a phishing attempt to install malware and com...

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PSA: Fake EA Sports Instagram account phishing for Xbox, Origin logins

It's World Cup season; reigning champions Spain lost in spectacular fashion and FIFA soccer fans may be interested in rectifying that loss to Chile in FIFA 14's Ultimate Team World Cup mode. Unfortunately, Instagram accounts posing as official EA Sports channels are popping up during this period of...

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Origin exploit uses hyperlinks to run malicious code remotely

Security research firm ReVuln has discovered a fairly simple way (in theory, at least) for unscrupulous folks and their hacking machines to execute malicious code on your computer, by way of EA's Origin platform. The exploit takes advantage of Origin's uniform resource identifier -- the protocol th...

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Xbox Live status warns of phishing in Modern Warfare 2 messages

Don't look so smug, Xbox Live users. You may be able to play games online and download things, but the latest Xbox Live status serves as a reminder that no online service is totally safe from malefactors. "Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing...

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Valve introduces Steam Guard to fight account phishing and hijacking

What's Steam's "number one support issue" according to Valve's Gabe Newell? "Account phishing and hijacking," says the boss. In an effort to combat the theft of digital goods, Valve has announced Steam Guard, a new service that allows users to restrict account management to a specific Intel-power...

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StarCraft 2 phishing scams looking to harvest Battle.net info

Completely unsurprising news now, as your usual thieves and unsavory types have crawled out from the woodwork to capitalize on the launch of the biggest PC title perhaps ever, StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. These "people" are sending out phishing emails in the hopes of getting folks' Battle.net acc...

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PSA: Beware of StarCraft 2 beta scammers

As you may have heard, the StarCraft II beta is now officially underway. Right now, beta invites are streaming to email inboxes everywhere. As a result, scammers are out in full force as well, hoping to phish some account details from unsuspecting Blizzard fans. In order to help you avoid this pote...

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Dreamcast.com converted into phishing scam, Sega warns

"Do you still own a Dreamcast?" asks dreamcast.com. By all appearances, the supposed official site of Sega's cherished console has received a legitimate update, exciting loyalists that have been anticipating the system's 10-year anniversary later this year. By clicking on the question, visitors ...

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E-mail phishers targeting Xbox Live accounts

Stealing your bank account or credit card information is one thing, but now e-mail phishers are going after something truly important: Your Xbox Live account. Xbox.com forum-goer Whagi reports on an e-mail he received, purportedly from Xbox Support, announcing new features on his Xbox Live account. ...

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Lik-Sang phishing scam

Trick or treat. It appears that some internet scammers are trying to cash in on Lik-Sang's recent closure. PSP Hacks reports that a very legitimate-looking e-mail is being sent around: As of today, Lik-Sang.com will not be in the position to accept any new orders and will cancel and refund all exist...

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