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Online fantasy gaming site "Second Life" on Friday admitted it suffered a security breach that exposed real-world personal data of its role playing users. A detailed two-day investigation confirmed that some of the unencrypted customer information stored in the database was compromised, potentially including account names, real life names and contact information, along with encrypted account passwords and encrypted payment information.
Surprisingly there have been many attacks in the virtual gaming world. Most of this is because much of the fake money that the games deal with can be exchanged for actual currency. Just follow the money.
The article does mention though that many sophisticated phishing attempts are done with the availability of personal information, however, I disagree. A real bank would not provide any of YOUR personal information in an email, nor ask you to provide that information through email. If that was too happen, you can know the email is a phishing attempt for sure. There are also other ways you can tell a phony email from a legitimate one. Learn about the anatomy of a phishing scam...