In recent years, one other thing has become a certainty besides death and taxes: whenever there’s real money on the Internet, cybercriminals will try to make a profit. A perfect example is a piece of malware that attempts to intercept Diablo 3 communications.
The fact that the Real-Money Auction House
allows gamers to trade money for their items and gold has attracted the attention of online fraudsters, Symantec experts report
The malware, identified as W32.Gammima.AG
, has been seen on previous occasions targeting games such as Lineage, MapleStory, World of Warcraft and many others. However, this variant seems to be a bit improved.
In order to prevent cybercriminals from stealing your money (be it real or virtual), ensure that you use all the security protections offered by Blizzard. Furthermore, make sure that your system is fully patched and that an up-to-date antivirus solution is running in the background.