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Stolen Gaming Credentials

The Symantec Connect Blog has details on Symantec's discovery of the credentials of 44 million stolen online gaming accounts, saying that the accounts were being validated by an automated program to determine which of these could be sold. They say: "This particular database server we uncovered seems very much to be the heart of the operation—part of a distributed password checker aimed at Chinese gaming websites." They say there are credentials for at least 18 gaming websites in the database, an inventory including about 210,000 World of Warcraft accounts, 60,000 Aion accounts, 2 million PlayNC accounts, and 16 million Wayi Entertainment accounts. Regardless of whether Chinese sites were the target, they conclude with this advice: "As always, Symantec recommends that you keep your definitions up to date in order to ensure protection against new threats. As an added precaution, if you are in possession of a gaming account from one of the websites listed above, an update of your password would not go amiss." Thanks Network World.

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12. Re: Stolen Gaming Credentials May 27, 2010, 13:47 Verno
 
carnom wrote on May 27, 2010, 12:49:
You mean #1 on Consumer Reports for 2010? Or did you intend to post that comment 4 years ago? Recent Symantec/Norton AV releases are much improved.

By 4 years ago you mean November of last year right? And I should give them a medal for 7 years of crap but one product that has actual performance and feature parity with the rest of the market? I guess I should have added the word "general" to "state of their products". Since you brought it up by the way, here's another tidbit from Consumer Reports 2010.

Naive? No. I know exactly what you're implying, but I'm not as cynical as you. I choose not to see things as you do.

Why even ask the question then? Obviously announcements like this are intended to spur sales of their software. They're a business, it's kind of expected, it's not like that is inherently evil or something silly. The fact that you seem to think the opposite is what seems stranger to me.

This comment was edited on May 27, 2010, 13:57.
 
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