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Now that you can sell virtual items for real cash, attackers are targeting online gamers. According to Information Week, there is now a trojan targeting World of Warcracft passwords, PWS.Win32.WOW.x .

"Win32.WOW is a clear indication that malware writers are targeting anything that involves money," said MicroWorld chief executive Govind Rammurthy in a statement. "Bucks may be smaller compared to a Trojan that steals bank accounts or credit card numbers...[but] cyber criminals are not complaining as long as the target is soft and numbers are high."

There are over 3.5 million WoW gamers out there, which is bigger than most US banks in terms of number of users.

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