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  • New crypto-ransomware encrypts video games files

    12.03.2015

    A new piece of ransomware that (mis)uses the Cryptolocker "brand" has been analyzed by Bromium researchers, and they discovered that aside from the usual assortment of file types that ransomware usually targets, this variant also encrypts file types associated with video games and game related software.

  • CS:GO players targeted with phishing attempt, malware

    12.03.2015

    Typosquatting is an effective means to trick users into believing they have landed on the legitimate site they wanted to visit, so it's no wonder that it's often used by phishers The latest phishing campaign employing this tactic has been spotted targeting players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), a popular online tactical first-person shooter that can be played via Steam, the gaming platform developed by Valve Corporation.

  • Gamers, beware of fake in-game communication apps

    06.02.2015

    Online gamers are often targeted by cyber thieves, as their game accounts hold coveted items and/or funds to buy them.

  • League of Legends exploit allows attackers to access gamers' accounts

    03.02.2015

    A string of hacks has revealed the existence of an exploit targeting League of Legends players, which allows the attackers to open up the game's store from a web browser and initiate transactions paid with a user's Riot Points (RP) and Influence Points (IP), two of the in-game currencies.

  • Gamers hit with trojanized versions of official League of Legends releases

    20.01.2015

    Computer security experts often advise to users to download games, apps, documents, software and software updates directly from the original source (the manufacturer) or from reputable online stores.




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Banking botnets persist despite takedowns

More than 90 percent of all Trojans targeted financial institutions located in US, followed by the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.


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