There haven’t been many cryptocurrency scams in the latest digital currency news on our website lately. However, in order to prove that they are still here, the hackers have recently developed a new Bitcoin scam that targets players of the mega-popular video game named Fornite.
In fact, it was the game that served as the main inspiration for the hackers. First discovered by a company named Malwarebytes Labs, the new malware is disguised as cheat tools that can steal data and Bitcoin directly from the wallets of Fortnite gamers.
As the lead malware intelligence analyst at the company said in a blog post, the malware is commonly present among YouTube videos offering “free” season passes and offers for “free” Android version of Fortnite.
In order to find the malware, the analysts needed to subscribe to a YouTube channel, get prompted to visit different sites and then take surveys before downloading the malware. One of the videos was titled “New Season 6 Fortnite Hack Cheat Free Download September 2018 / WH / Aimbot/ Undetectable” another was titled “Fortnite Hack Free Download,” while there is also one that was titled “Fortnite Cheat.”
There was even a video that racked up 120,892 views before being removed for violating YouTube’s spam policy, according to Boyd, who also noted that the disguising malware as a cheat tool is not a new technique – but one that can do a lot of damage.
“Offering up a malicious file under the pretense of a cheat is as old school as it gets, but that’s never stopped cybercriminals before. In this scenario, would-be cheaters suffer a taste of their own medicine via a daisy chain of clickthroughs and (eventually) some malware as a parting gift. Winning is great, but it’s absolutely not worth risking a huge slice of personal information to get the job done.”
With this, Boyd advises Fortnite gamers to be wary of malware offers like these, mainly because the Internet is full of them and that they are very deceiving.
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