Every year during holiday seasons, the number of phishing websites increases. This is particularly true for online gaming distribution platforms. In some cases, users not only have their login credentials stolen, but they also end up downloading and executing malicious executables. As expected, the more popular a platform is, the more targeted it will be, which is why this research blog focuses on two malware samples obtained from fake Origin and Steam websites. Figure 1. Fake Origin phishing website Origin Malware Sample In addition... [Read More]
by RSS Lilia Elena Gonzalez Medina  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
All's not well in the world... of warcraft. A small number of gamers who play Blizzard Entertainment's huge MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) World of Warcraft (often called WoW) found themselves the victims of a targeted attack specifically aimed at stealing their credentials with the goal of pilfering their online avatars and the virtual wealth within. At first thought, you might wonder why this is a big deal: it's just a video game. What you may not know about games like WoW is that there is a massive underground black... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Jan 09, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Video game development company Ubisoft posted an article earlier today on their support site that one of their systems were compromised and gamers usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords were stolen. There's also a blog post with some FAQ's and more info here. Ubisoft is known for such popular video gaming franchises as the Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell series. They claim that they do not store any transaction, credit card or other personal payment information in their systems, which as our favorite home, cooking and decorating... [Read More]
by RSS Richard Henderson  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends