Battle.net Account Verification Email Spam Continues, More Users Compromised

More spam is lighting up for Battle.net account users, Diablo, and World of Warcraft members. The latest spam update is below, where once again, the spammers are using a fake email account (diablo@email.com) as the sender, and stating that you are trying to sell your Battle.net account and need to verify it so it will not be suspended.

However, the link it gives looks real, however, it is fake.

Greetings!   It has come to our attention that you are trying to sell your personal World of Warcraft account(s). As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with the EULA and Terms of Agreement. If this proves to be true, your account can and will be disabled. It will be ongoing for further investigation by Blizzard Entertainment's employees. If you wish to not get your account suspended you should immediately verify your account ownership.   You can confirm that you are the original owner of the account to this secure website with:   hxxps://www.battle.net/account/support/password-verify.html  If you ignore this mail your account can and will be closed permanently. Once we verify your account, we will reply to your e-mail informing you that we have dropped the investigation.   Regards,   Account Administration Team World of Warcraft , Blizzard Entertainment 2012

Here are the technical details:

Return-path (email address the email actually came from): ab[at]vlrpc.com

IP address: 112.65.228.185 belonging to an unknown/private user (WHOIS states the IP master’s name: yanling ruanof) China Unicom, a telecommunications company governed by The People’s Republic of China. They seem to either ignore abuse reports, or do not know much about their users’ activities. We know a private user sent this spam, because the message header clearly states the application used to send the email: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512.

Known blacklisting: Spamhaus.org (listed as “Illegal 3rd party exploits, including proxies, worms and trojan exploits”), abuseat.org, barracudacentral.org, uceprotect.net

Now, it’s believed that the recent spam outbreak (like the one above, for example) is a result of the latest Blizzard lawsuit. However, spam like this has happened before (also look in the comments for a user who posted about Diablo 3 spam).

The only thing to best protect against spam is having an anti-spam program. Please visit the vendor below for more information.

Caretaker Antispam download link

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