Kaspersky reviews password stealers that target major gaming services
Gadgets|June 2020
Gaming platforms represent an industry with a multi-million user audience.

Cybercriminals are fully aware of this, utilizing various types of malware to profit from gamers. To understand the extent of exploitation, Kaspersky reviewed threats targeting major gaming platforms and found at least four malware specimens that are capable of stealing users’ account data from platforms such as Battle.net, Origin and Uplay, in order to resell it afterwards. However, these Trojans are not just looking to affect gameplay but your banking details could also be at risk.

Password stealers are a type of Trojan malware, designed to steal account data – from gaming session tokens or login details to nearly any information saved on a computer. This can include cookie files, login credentials and passwords saved on a browser, along with a lot more. In some instances, stealing gaming details is just one of the malware’s functions, and online banking passwords are also of interest.

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