Over 900,000 users hit in a year by fake video games spreading malware
A recent report by Kaspersky shows that threat actors are increasingly targeting the gaming community by distributing malware disguised as pirated copies of popular video games. Over the course of 2018 and the first part of 2019, more than 900,000 users downloaded malicious files thinking they were illegal copies of video games.
The most impersonated games were Minecraft (310,000 infections), GTA 5 (112,000 infections) and Sims 4 (105,000 infections). Threat actors also disguised malware as highly anticipated video games that haven’t been released yet, such as FIFA 20, Borderlands 3, and the Elder Scrolls 6.
Recent research by Akamai found that gamers are also at risk of credential stuffing attacks.