Elliott C. Back: Internet & Technology

World of Warcraft Phishing Spam Email

Posted in Games,Hacking,Warcraft,WoW by Elliott Back on November 22nd, 2008.

Just got this lovely email, pretending to be from Blizzard:

Subject: Warning : World of Warcraft Account Notice
From: donotreply@blizzard.com
To: arfenhousetoo@gmail.com

An investigation of your World of Warcraft account has found strong evidence that the account in question is being sold or traded. As you may not be aware of, this conflicts with Blizzard’s EULA under section 4 Paragraph B which can be found here:

WoW -> Legal -> End User License Agreement

and Section 8 of the Terms of Use found here:

WoW -> Legal -> Terms of Use

The investigation will be continued by Blizzard administration to determine the action to be taken against your account. If your account is found violating the EULA and Terms of Use, your account can, and will be suspended/closed/or terminated.

In order to keep this from occurring, you should immediately verify that you are the original owner of the account.

To verify your identity please visit the following webpage:

www.worldofwarcraft.com/account

Only Account Administration will be able to assist with account retrieval issues.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter, and your continued interest in World of Warcraft.

Sincerely,
Account Administration
Blizzard Entertainment

See, the thing is that the first two links go to real Blizzard pages, but the last one secretly goes towww.blizzard.com.login.xml.mcnewvision.com, which is clearly a moronic phishing attempt. This leaves me with two questions:

  1. Did they target me as a Wow user specifically by harvesting my WoW-associated email address somehow? A Blizzard partial hack?
  2. What would they do with my account if they got it? Sell my lousy lvl 45 char on ebay? LOL….

Warcraft 1.20e Patch Problems?

Posted in Blizzard,Computers & Technology,Cracking,Games,Video Game,W3C,Warcraft,Warcraft III by Elliott Back on June 30th, 2006.

Blizzard just released the Warcraft III 1.20e patch for Battle.net, which means that everyone playing using no-cd versions of 1.20d has been scrambling to find the latest patch, crack, or nocd. Fortunately for you, I’m going to mirror it here, along with instructions on how to upgrade to the latest version:

  1. Find your Warcraft III directory, usually C:\Program Files\Warcraft III
  2. Rename the 1.20d cracked exe war3.exe to war3-d-old.exe
  3. Rename the old 1.20d non-cracked exe war3.120d to war3.exe
  4. Download the Blizzard 1.20e patch and install it
  5. Download the 1.20e nocd and install it

war3 2006-04-16 01-11-09-16.jpg

At this point, you should now be able to play Warcraft III on the Battle.net servers without using a cd. You’ll still need a valid serial number, though, which means you’ve already bought the game. This is just a convenience for us lazy gamers who want to dota without sticking in the Frozen Throne cd every time.

Warcraft 1.20d Patch Problems?

Posted in Beta,Blizzard,DOTA,DoTa Allstars,Games,Video Game,W3C,Warcraft,Warcraft III by Elliott Back on April 15th, 2006.

If you’re looking for the 1.20e patch information, there’s a new post for that!

Blizzard just released the Warcraft III 1.20d patch for Battle.net, which means that everyone playing using no-cd versions of 1.20c has been scrambling to find the latest patch, crack, or nocd. Fortunately for you, I’m going to mirror it here, along with instructions on how to upgrade to the latest version:

  1. Find your Warcraft III directory, usually C:\Program Files\Warcraft III
  2. Rename the 1.20c cracked exe war3.exe to war3-old.exe
  3. Rename the old 1.20c non-cracked exe war3.120 to war3.exe
  4. Download the Blizzard 1.20d patch and install it
  5. Download the 1.20d nocd and install it

war3 2006-04-16 01-11-09-16.jpg

At this point, you should now be able to play Warcraft III on the Battle.net servers without using a cd. You’ll still need a valid serial number, though, which means you’ve already bought the game. This is just a convenience for us lazy gamers who want to dota without sticking in the Frozen Throne cd every time.

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