--Originally published at Information Security A01229898
Hi everyone, While I was searching about video games I found about this threats that could happen for gamers, I took this information from a post of we live security esset, so let’s start this.
The first popular threat is TeslaCrypt:
it was designed to encrypt game-play data for dozens of video games, prompting the user to pay a ransom to decrypt those files. Targeting some well-known games including Call of Duty and Minecraft, Teslacrypt blocks access to saved game files, configuration files or game items.
Second one is Password Stealers:
Just as there are types of spyware called keyloggers, which capture keyboard events and try to steal access credentials, there are also pieces of malicious code that attempt to steal access credentials for online games or platforms, such as Steam or Origin. This type of malware is heavily based on social engineering or deceit in order to infect its victims. One of the most popular scams is when a player – the victim – receives a chat message from another player offering him to join his team. This unknown player is usually very friendly and praises the victim for his gaming skills, telling him that he should join this team of great players.
At some point, the victim is prompted to download and install an application – for example, a voice communication program. The attacker will be very insistent on the fact that the victim cannot become part of the team if he does not have that application. And of course, the downloaded executable is not really a chat client, but a malicious software capable of stealing account credentials.
The third one is Fake Game Cracks
This is another social engineering technique, regardless of the kind of threat installed in the end. The deceit in this case has to do Continue reading "Threats for online gamers"