As most regular readers of my blog are aware, the InWorldz virtual world closed on July 27th, 2018. While an attempt was made to start up a successor world called Islandz, that too closed in February of this year. If you want to read through the whole sorry, messy, chaotic saga, here’s a link to all my blogposts about InWorldz/Islandz.
But today a newly-created account posted a message to the RyanSchultz.com Discord server, with a link to an executable program called InWorldz.exe. I immediately deleted the message and banned the spammer, but it got me intrigued, so I did a little Googling.
Apparently, a website called the Software Informer (a very sketchy-looking site, which I am not linking to) is distributing updated client software for a dead virtual world! And the information has been updated as recently as a couple of days ago, too:
Something’s definitely not right. It would appear that somebody is using the InWorldz name to trap unsuspecting users into downloading and installing potential malware or spyware on their computers.
So spread the word, and keep an eye out on the Discord servers you belong to! And never click on any executables dropped into chatrooms!