Thursday, 3 January 2013

Fake Runescape Emails

Very recently I've been receiving multiple emails a day claiming to be from Jagex (the company behind the MMORPG, Runescape).

I don't personally play Runescape but someone in the household does.These emails really tick me off because you can't block one email as they come from a variety of (presumably hacked emails)

Below is a screenshot showing what and how these fake emails are delivered. Note how the whole email is authentic except that the hackers changed the link to direct you to their own malicious web form.

Also this email was not "sent" to me. My email that this is coming to is md******@bigpond.net.au and the attack was obviously a dictionary attack (the email in the To: column)




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