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Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.[1] Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users. The most common method of phishing is by sending misleading e-mails that point to web sites masquerading as legitimate account holding institutions.

For World of Warcraft Edit

WoW Icon 16x16 For World of Warcraft players, the most frequently encountered type of phishing are e-mails that pretend to be sent from Blizzard Entertainment, but usually point to some domain or URL that sound similar to a legitimate one, but is not.

See the External links section below for a blue post on how to deal with phishing e-mails.

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External links Edit

Blizz 0. Fake E-mails from "Blizzard Entertainment" | 2007-08-14 22:15 by Vrakthris

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