A look into the seedy, slimey underworld of WoW hackers...

ITWorldCanada did a nice bit of investigative journalism on the hack attacks made against World of Warcraft players in May.

Win32.WOW entered gamersÂ’ accounts via e-mail or seemingly innocuous peer-to-peer downloads.

"The key logger virus sits silently in gamers' computers recording key strokes. In this way it acquires usersÂ’ login information," said David Frazer, director of technology services at F-Secure Corp., a Helsinki, Finland-based security software vendor.

Is your WoW account vulnerable? Check out "The Games Hackers Play" at ITWorldCanada to find out!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff's interest in online games stretches back to organizing neighborhood Unreal tournaments as a teenager, but when a college roommate introduced him to EverQuest, an interest became an obsession. Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game since.