Congratulatory Email Sent in Error - Daisy the Sloth Charity Pet is Not Yet Available
Although initially mistaken for a phishing attempt, Blizzard CS has confirmed that an email congratulating players for unlocking Daisy the Sloth was mistakenly sent out early to several players in the Australia New Zealand region, before the charity has reached its goal. Sent from a confirmed Blizzard Entertainment address and seemingly identical to the one congratulating players for
, the email also links to the
as of yet incomplete Daisy the Sloth fundraiser
. While confirmed to be an error on their part, Blizzard CS is still warning players to beware of phishing attempts asking players for sensitive information.
is defined as the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive details by impersonating oneself as a trustworthy entity in a digital communication. In these emails, scammers will pretend to be a well known company (in this case, Blizzard Entertainment), using familiar terms in order to trick victims into mistakenly giving away their user name and password, redirecting them malicious websites, or download something harmful to your PC. While most phishing is extremely low effort and easily noticeable, some will go to great lengths in order to appear legitimate, disguising their email addresses, using similar typesets and in-game pictures as the actual company.
These are all examples of in and out of game phishing attempts.
Although you can
tell when something is not legitimate, as they will lead to obscure web addresses and have obvious misspellings, you should be wary of trusting them enough to look even that far; suffice to say, if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is. If you have any doubts regarding an email's authenticity though, it's always a good idea to take a look at our
front page news
, as we'll be sure to report once Daisy is actually unlocked and available for everyone to enjoy!
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