Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Phishing

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I expect we'll see more of these pop up as the release date of a game that COMES WITH NIGHT VISION GOGGLES - sorry, got a little excited there - draws closer. With that in mind, I'll be rounding up some of the phish attempts & other scams related to this game and posting them up on the blog.

I thought I'd kick things off with the most prominent one doing the rounds, which would be

which unfortunately is the highest search result for "Modern Warfare 2 beta" in Youtube:

Modern Warfare 2 Beta Phish, originally uploaded by Paperghost.

The fake video doesn't need to say much to pull in victims...


...because there will be any number of people throwing themselves at this one due to the hype.

Fortunately, the site in question is up and down at the moment; no doubt the hosts are shutting them down and killing off the fake sites. However, as it's a .tk redirection domain they can keep on moving until the .tk URL itself is whacked. Interestingly, people here claim the link was "logging keys" not so long ago, and someone else mentions doing pointless surveys; clearly, the domain is being used for all kinds of dubious practices, none of which will give you the all important Beta access.

I'd insert a witty closing line about keeping your guns loaded at this point, but I can't think of one. Just avoid phishing / scam / infection / survey sites instead and I'll skip the corny jokes. Sounds like a good deal to me...


haha, this always happens with big games and such. People try to take advantage of their popularity and post fake things on youtube etc to try and fool people into doing things.
Like the several "unlimited wow gametime" videos which require you putting in your username/pass on a fake site -_-

You can discuss mw2 at the modern warfare 2 forums at

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