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ALERT! -- Phishing virus inside the MMORPG.com password reset link -- BEWARE!

olepiolepi Member EpicPosts: 2,837
I reset my password using the MMORPG email link to change my password. Windows 10 immediately flagged a phishing virus that steals passwords.

BEWARE!!!

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2024: 47 years on the Net.


Gdemami

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  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 3,363
    edited June 2020
    Did you reset your password on this site first? Did you look at the header of the email? I often get ones that look like they are legitimate but are not based on routing. That is the only way to look at it.





  • olepiolepi Member EpicPosts: 2,837
    I used the link on the site. Got my email, reset my password, and logged in.

    Within 2 minutes Windows Defender alerted to a phishing attempt in my email that occurred exactly when I got the reset email. And that was the only email I have gotten so far today.

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    2024: 47 years on the Net.


  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 25,359
    That sounds like a false alarm.  Most likely, Windows Defender doesn't know exactly what the password reset e-mail looks like for this site.  It saw a password reset e-mail, figured that it looked a lot like a fake password reset e-mail (since the fake ones try to look like real ones), and flagged it to warn you about it.  If you got the password reset e-mail immediately after having requested it, then used it, and it worked, then it's almost certainly all legitimate, and Windows Defender warned you because it just didn't know that.  Had you gotten a similar password reset e-mail that wasn't immediately after requesting it, then it probably would have been a phishing attempt, and Windows Defender would have been right to warn you about it.
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  • UtinniUtinni Member EpicPosts: 2,209
    boomer alert
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  • xpsyncxpsync Member EpicPosts: 1,854
    Windows Defender is a decent antivirus but shouldn't be used alone, it's best to use it in conjunction with another solution. Never rely on just one.
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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476
    Computer lives matter
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  • xpsyncxpsync Member EpicPosts: 1,854
    edited June 2020

    OK Mr Technical :)

    Yes virus's have certainly graduated.



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    Your legend ends here and now! - (Battles Won Long Ago)

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