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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…
Data Breach, Security News

Nintendo Switch hack nearly twice as bad as first reported

Crisis communications experts always advise victims to not provide an initial estimate of impacted households or users because the number is always far greater. Such is the case with Nintendo, which admitted Tuesday that 300,000 of the Nintendo Switch accounts were hacked, not the 160,000 initially reported in April. Nintendo revised the impacted accounts in…
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Malware, Security News

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…
Mobile Security

More problem apps found on Google Play

A series of 68 apps created by five different publishers found on Google Play that promise capabilities like games, phone hacking and phone number but really deliver little or no functionality have been uncovered by a recent study.
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Security News, Website/Web Server Security

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…
Editorial Honeypot

“Dad, I’m not wasting my time on Xbox, I’m studying to be a cyber pro”

Despite spending many hours playing World of Tanks and World of Warships, it’s probably too late for me to take my admittedly substandard gaming skills and use them to become a cybersecurity professional. However, the younger generation of screen junkies and Twitch followers might be exactly who cybersecurity teams need to recruit to fill the…
Cyber gangs battle to take down Xbox and PlayStation gaming networks for Christmas.
Application Security, Cybercrime, Gaming, Research, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security

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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