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