Gaming corporation Valve is trying to make spammers' and phishers' lives more difficult and, consequently, their own users' gaming experience more pleasant and safer by limiting the things account owners can do until they have spent a set amount of money.
Pawn Storm, the long-standing economic and political cyber-espionage operation that has been first detailed in October 2014, continues unabated.
Aside from being regularly targeted with phishing scams, fake giveaways leading to online surveys, and having malware pushed on them via Steam chat, gamers using the popular gaming platform are now also in danger of downloading malicious software masquerading as legitimate games from specially set-up Steam game pages.
The October 2014 breaches of some of the computer systems of the US State Department and the White House have been executed by Russian hackers, unnamed US officials familiar with the investigation told CNN reporters.
"An experienced and resource-backed cybercrime gang" is using the relatively new Dyre/Dyreza banking Trojan coupled with effective social engineering to steal millions from businesses, IBM Security Intelligence researchers John Kuhn and Lance Mueller warned.
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