The first of many waves of invites for the Mists of Pandaria Beta have been sent out. However, we'd like to remind everyone to be wary of phishing attempts on your account. Hackers are more prevalent than ever and phishing emails can look very close to the real thing.
Here are some important tips from Blizzard on how to safely check if you have been sent a legitimate MoP beta invite:
How will I know if I’m selected?
We [Blizzard] will send you an email letting you know when you’re selected, but please be aware of phishing attempts. Some unscrupulous individuals send out falsified emails purporting to be from Blizzard, but are in fact meant to steal your login credentials. For more information on how to identify these emails please refer to our Battle.net Security site. One easy way to ensure your invite is legit is to avoid clicking on links in any invite emails you receive, and instead log in to your Battle.net account and see if you have a Mists of Pandaria beta license attached. If there’s no license, you can be sure the email you received was not from Blizzard. [source]
Don't forget that along with practicing safe web browsing you can also attach an authenticator to your WoW account for added protection. Attaching a mobile or physical authenticator to your account will also award you with an adorable Core Hound Pup! What better way to protect your account than with the help of a fiercely loyal core hound?
With the beta starting you can expect some new companion pet news coming soon. Feel free to follow @WarcraftPets on Twitter and check our Facebook page for periodic updates as well!
MoP Beta has Begun!
March 22, 2012