There's a new trojan going around that is now targeting gamers, known as "BloodyStealer" that is attacking gaming services like Bethesda, Epic Games, GOG, EA Origin, Steam, Telegram, and VimeWorld
BloodyStealer is able to take gamers' data including passwords, credit card details, screenshots, cookies, and client sessions from the above gaming services. The malware was discovered back in March 2021 in an advertisement on an underground forum, according to Kaspersky.
The malware has built-in protections to defend itself against analysis and has already been deployed in Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Kaspersky notes that the sellers of BloodyStealer are selling the "malware-as-a-service (MaaS) distribution model" which costs $10 per month, or $40 as a lifetime license.
Kaspersky writes that there are databases of accounts available as logs, for sale, with the attackers advertising they have the geography of users, the time span of the logs that were collected, and more. A log containing 65,600 records with 9000 users in the US was selling for $150 -- or just $0.2 per record).
There are individual games sold from these accounts, a nice feature that even as a customer of the services hacked you don't get -- you can't just trade your games with friends. But these hackers can, and 'steal' the 'digital game' and sell it individually, with a game like Need for Speed or NFL 21 selling for less than $0.50 -- what a steal.
Kaspersky has a few warnings on how to not fall victim to BloodyStealer, or similar thieves:
- Protect your accounts with strong passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and generally max out the platform's security settings (see our guides for Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Twitch, and Discord users).
- Download apps only from official sources to minimize the chances of picking up BloodyStealer or other malware.
- Be wary of links in e-mails and messages from strangers.
- Before entering your credentials on any website, make sure it's genuine.
- Use a reliable security solution. For example, Kaspersky Security Cloud blocks BloodyStealer and doesn't interfere with gameplay.
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