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Phishing e-mail

Written by Steven on Friday 24 April 2009
There seems to be that there is an ongoing phishing e-mail sent as if it came from Tibia ML. This e-mail didn't come from us, so no matter what it says, ignore it. Please report the mail to your mail provider as phishing so they can investigate it.

In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT Administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting.

Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one. Even when using server authentication, it may require tremendous skill to detect that the website is fake. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to fool users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies.

Source: Wikipedia