New RuneScape Phishing Scam Aimed at Stealing Accounts and In-game Item Bank PINs

RuneScape is a fantasy multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was created and marketed by Jagex. The game was first made available in January of 2001. RuneScape was initially a Java-based browser game constructed using the C++ programming language. However, in 2016, the Java-based client was mostly phased out in favor of a standalone C++ client. The game now holds the title of the biggest and most frequently updated free massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

What Happened?

Researchers working in the field of cybersecurity have uncovered a new phishing operation with a RuneScape theme that sticks out among the others because of how extraordinarily well-crafted it is.

The most recent phishing attack, which Malwarebytes discovered, sends a false email change notification to players of both the Old School and the standard (RuneScape 3) versions of the game in an effort to steal their personal information.

The first email purports to come from Jagex support, the company that develops and publishes the RuneScape series and informs the recipient of a successful email change for both versions. The email claims to originate from Jagex support.


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