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Syrk ransomware comes disguised as Fortnite cheat tool to ambush gamers

Cybercriminals have set a trap for Fortnite gamers, creating a ransomware program that comes disguised as a cheat hack, but actually encrypts files and then deletes them every two hours unless the victim pays up. The ransomware is named Syrk, but researchers at Cyren say in a blog post published this week that it is…
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Lokibot now using fake Epic Games installer to fool victims

The data harvesting malware Lokibot has again been upgraded by its creators, this time to impersonate a popular online game launcher in order to trick victims into mistakenly downloading the malware. Trend Micro researchers say Lokibot now presents itself as an installer of the Epic Games store. The threat actors used Nullsoft Scriptable Install System…
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Cracked.to hacking forum user data breached and leaked by rivals

Hacking online forum Cracked.to last July suffered a data breach at the hands of one of its rival communities, resulting in the compromise of roughly 321,000 members, breach reference website site “Have I Been Pwned?” reported this week. The breach resulted in a public doxxing that exposed a database containing 749,161 email accounts, as well…
Cyber gangs battle to take down Xbox and PlayStation gaming networks for Christmas.
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Gaming industry has become popular target of credential stuffing attacks: study

A company’s recent analysis of credential abuse activity over a 17-month period uncovered roughly 55 billion credential stuffing attack attempts against various online services, roughly 12 billion of which targeted the gaming industry. Researchers at Akamai Technologies revealed the data in their latest State of the Internet/Security report, which specifically focuses on web attacks and…
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