I am glad to see them go after these attackers. I think it takes from a game when someone goes into it just to cause problems.
I have played runescape though I'm not familiar with the term phishing attack. I wish to know the exact meaning so I can comment though if possible.
Phishing attacks is when hackers get you to click on a link that you think is a genuine site but it isn't. In this case players probably thought they were giving their CC info for runescape play but it was really going to the scammers.
Wow, defiantly it is a problem that MUST be addressed by not just runescape, but any place were there are many venerable targets such as this. I'm surprised it has taken this long for them to fight back.
That is why Runescape is going after these guys. Imagine the amount of money that these people were able to scam from the Runescape game. Imagine all the angry players that play Runescape and their parents who paid for their kids just to get scammed.
Exactly, and who are these people who pray on people trying to have a little fun.
What is the penalty, a small fine?
Which they have already made back 100 times ?
Runescape Record breaking
"RuneScape" currently has players in more than 150 countries. In 2008, Guinness World Records crowned the game with the title of "World's Most Popular Free MMORPG," but this isn't the only world record that "RuneScape" has won. The game also holds the Guinness World Record for the most updated game, as well. With content releases nearly every week, the game is constantly changing and evolving, meaning that there is always a new adventure every time players login to the game. Ref. Source 4