Cursor Hackers Target World of Warcraft
Hackers who exploit a Windows flaw have targeted World of Warcraft, whose virtual denizens have real-world monetary value. Seems some hackers are not only in it for the love of the game, as it were.
World of Warcraft players are being targeted by hackers exploiting flaws in how Windows handles animated cursors.
The flaw came to light in late March and lets attackers take over vulnerable PCs via booby-trapped websites.
Warcraft players seem to be one of the targets because accounts for the game are potentially worth significant sums of money.
Microsoft has issued a patch for the flaw early to combat the rising number of attacks.