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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…
Gaming, Security News

Scammers con kids into paying for “free” Fortnite concert

Scammers using a major event to separate fools from their money is nothing new so several took advantage of the first live concert ever streamed through the massively popular video game Fortnite to sell non-existent tickets to gullible game players. In February Fortnite hosted DJ Marshmello who played a 10-minute set inside the game that…
Gaming, Network Security, Patch Management, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Fixed Fortnite flaws could have enabled account takeovers

A series of vulnerabilities in the hugely popular online survival game Fortnite could have allowed malicious actors to take over players’ accounts, prompting developer Epic Games to fix the issues before a major incident transpired, according to researchers who discovered the program. Had the flaws been exploited, attackers could have victimized gamers by viewing their…
Cybercrime, Security News

Drake’s Fortnite account hacked, Travis Scott may also be affected

After taking home a Soul Train Award Toronto rapper Drake may be looking to change his Fortnite account password after someone hijacked his account to spew racial slurs during a charity livestream event. Livestreamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was streaming for The Ellen Fund, a wildlife conservation fund created by Ellen host Ellen DeGeneres, when he received an invite…
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Scammers are swarming around popular Fortnite game, researchers warn

Wherever gamers go, scammers will follow — and that especially goes for the immensely popular survival and battle royale game Fortnite. Indeed, researchers at social media and digital protection company ZeroFOX reported yesterday that they generated 53,000 alerts related to Fortnite scams in one month alone, from early September to early October. Many of these scams falsely…
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