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A new trojan virus, Win32.WOW, steals your World of Warcraft password and lets the trojan’s author steal your World of Warcraft gold and World of Warcraft items, and sell them out from under your nose.
Gamers take their gold and items very seriously, so stealing someone’s World of Warcraft gold or World of Warcraft items is no laughing matter. People have been killed for stealing a virtual game item, and couples have fought over custody of game items.
According to Microworld, an Indian anti-virus company, the Win32.WOW trojan is spreading like wildfire. It is being spread through email, peer-to-peer downloads, and even through “drive-by” installs which are pushed through browser exploits onto a user’s computer as they visit a gaming or other site
Explained Microworld CEo Govind Rammurthy, “Win32.WOW is a clear indication that malware writers are targeting anything that involves money. Bucks may be smaller compared to a Trojan that steals bank accounts or credit card numbers… cyber criminals are not complaining as long as the target is soft and numbers are high.”
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