How hard it is to tell a real email from a fake email? It is real hard, as the recent confusion at the popular site WOW Insider demonstrated.
Over the last several days, Blizzard, the publisher of leading games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, responded to a security problem by sending a password reset email to users. On December 14, WOW Insider, a popular Warcraft blog and information site, warned the WOW community that the password reset email was a phishing attack. On December 15, WOW Insider retracted the phishing story and advised the WOW community that the password reset email was real.
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