Joined: 09 May 2005
|Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 17:43 Post subject: Trojan succesfully hacks Authenticator Protected Accounts
|Basically, what the virus does is fairly simple after you're infected :
The next time you log in World of Warcraft, the game asks for your Authenticator code.
The virus intercepts it, send it to another server, and sends a wrong one to Blizzard = You get an error.
The people behind the virus now have a few seconds/minutes to use the "real" code while it's valid to change your password / empty your account / guild bank.
How to check if you're infected
Just search for a file named "emcor.dll" on your computer, it is most likely located in "C:\Users\(Your user name)\AppData\Temp" but I suggest that you check everything just to be sure. If you do find the file, delete it and make sure you update your anti-virus to prevent any further problem.
To be honest, if you found this file your account is probably already compromised.
What does it mean exactly?
Yes, you can get hacked even if you have an authenticator, the chances are MUCH lower but you're not invulnerable.
It definitely isn't an excuse to not have an authenticator. We're talking about a single virus here and the authenticator will save your ass 99% of the time.
Get a decent anti-virus, buy an authenticator, you'll be safe.
I ain't leaving without your soul and I am sober this time.