So… Accounts under Siege

Its the hot topic these days… no one’s really sure at this point in terms of… where the malware is coming from. Regardless, the only common thing I see is they were using Internet Explorer.

There’s a lot of finger pointing everywhere, especially the FFXIAH. I personally don’t know anything since I just block ads in general. Regardless, I’d just avoid website with advertisements for now. Or just go get Firefox. Its really, a safer choice.

And remember, this is just my opinion. This is a blog, not a cutting-edge news site with up to the minute info nor associated with FFXIAH. They will post their official statement when their investigation is over.

Anyhow, interesting readings around the community about this issue.

  • A Report from Kaspersky Security about these Trojans. Its a really good read. You can find it here.
  • Someone on alla who were so close of loosing their account. Full readings here.
  • SE GM’s fail to do anything against stolen accounts. Full readings here.

Random Funny stuff I found:

  • Christmas Lights go crazy! Watch it on Metacafe.
  • (Good) Figureprints, a shop that brings your WoW character to LIFE! Visit them here.
  • WoW’s Feint Death actually works in real life! Read his blog here about it.
  • Impress your friends with some wicked math tricks. Its pretty good and you can find them here.

& don’t worry. I personally visited all these above links and didn’t get harmful stuff lol!

I also found this video on WoW vs FFXI Comparison. You can watch it here, its pretty long. I personally found it pretty bias since he really never play the whole game. He only played the leveling aspect of WoW and he compares it to FFXI as a whole. Regardless, I’d still like to see other people’s opinions too so it wasn’t a bad vid at all.

4 Responses to “So… Accounts under Siege”

  1. Jowah says:

    Gimmeh your account I’ll only transfer it to Ragnarok, sell your stuff and getting a Gjallarhorn with teh funds!

  2. Maiev says:

    Its kinda scary to think about it. The next second your account might be gone. But err… if I fund you, I get killed IRL by Tazo.

    But yea damn… safest place to visit is probably LOL!

  3. Eeto says:

    A thought is, SE actually make headlines about their “accomplishments” of defeating RMTs, and noticeably mentioned that the prices of gils have raised ever since the efforts, as an indication of their approach to make “the FF world a better place”.

    We all know no security is 100% bullet proof. In addition to the skyrocket cost/1million gils that’s going on right now, they might be inviting “more professional hackers” to get gils, cause it’s actually worth some money now.

    Comparatively, I would rather gil sellers earn gils the hard way, like fishing, or crafting. At least it wont place FF accounts at high risk, high profile, high profit!

  4. Maiev says:

    :) couldn’t agree more.

    Thank god gilseller in WoW isn’t really bothering me… except for Orgimmar spam which I can just “Report Spam” lol.


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