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World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

07/22/2016 - A few days ago, a new type of gold/item scam made the rounds. Usually scamming in MMORPGs is done using social engineering techniques, e.g. an attacker sells a fake item code for alleged in-game items like mounts to a potential victim for in-game currency. But this most recent kind of attack does not only involve social engineering but also relies on the misuse of a previously undocumented feature...

Author: Sascha Curylo & Sabrina Berkenkopf

GAME OVER: HOW A COLOURFUL GAME TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION TRAP

GAME OVER: HOW A COLOURFUL GAME TURNED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION TRAP

01/27/2016 - Premium SMS messages were the first attacks on Android users – almost six years ago, malware with this functionality was the primary risk. Since then of course, the malware landscape for mobile devices has moved on significantly. For this very reason, it is notable that a new type of subscription trap has been evident in the current Google Play store for several weeks now, causing Android users...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf
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