A suspected Chinese APT group used a newly discovered modular backdoor to infect at least one video game developer's build orchestration server and at least one other company's game servers, researchers have reported.

Although these attacks appear to have taken place prior to March, such incidents are now more important than ever to detect and defend against, as anecdotal evidence suggests video games are thriving as a popular form of entertainment among consumers who are now stuck at home due to COVID-19 concerns.

The compromised build system could have potentially resulted in a supply chain attack allowing for the trojanization of otherwise legitimate game executables, while the hacked game servers could have been exploited to steal users' in-game currencies for profit, ESET explains in a company blog post released today.

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