Pierluigi Paganini March 19, 2024
Players hacked during the matches of Apex Legends Global Series. Tournament suspended

On Sunday, two competitive esports players were hacked while participating at the Apex Legends Global Series tournament. Electronic Arts postponed the North American (NA) finals of the Apex Legends Global Series tournament after two competitive esports players were hacked during a match. The Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) is the premier esports tournament for Apex Legends. It’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 26, 2023
Trojanized Super Mario Bros game spreads malware

Researchers observed threat actors spreading a trojanized Super Mario Bros game installer to deliver multiple malware.  Researchers from Cyble Research and Intelligence Labs (CRIL) discovered a trojanized Super Mario Bros game installer for Windows that was used to deliver multiple malware, including an XMR miner, SupremeBot mining client, and the Open-source Umbral stealer. The threat actors […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2023
Dark Frost Botnet targets the gaming sector with powerful DDoS

Researchers spotted a new botnet dubbed Dark Frost that is used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the gaming industry. Researchers from Akamai discovered a new botnet called Dark Frost that was employed in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The botnet borrows code from several popular bot families, including Mirai, Gafgyt, and Qbot. The Dark Frost botnet was […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2023
Video game firm Riot Games hacked, now it faces problems to release content

Video game developer and publisher Riot Games announced that it will delay the release of game patches after a security incident. Riot Games is an American video game developer, publisher and esports tournament organizer known for the creation of the popular games League of Legends and Valorant. Last week threat actors hacked the company’s systems in its development environment, Riot Games […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 15, 2022
Experts warn of self-spreading malware targeting gamers looking for cheats on YouTube

Threat actors target gamers looking for cheats on YouTube with the RedLine Stealer information-stealing malware and crypto miners Researchers from Kaspersky have spotted a self-extracting archive, served to gamers looking for cheats on YouTube, that was employed to deliver the RedLine Stealer information-stealing malware and crypto miners. The RedLine malware allows operators to steal several […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2022
Several EA Sports FIFA 22 players have been hacked

Several EA Sports FIFA 22 players claim to have been hacked, they say to have lost access to their personal EA and email accounts. A growing number of EA Sports FIFA 22 players reported that their EA accounts were hacked, including famous streamers such as Jamie Bateson (AKA Bateson87), NickRTFM, Trymacs, TisiSchubecH and FUT FG. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2021
Two Sony PS5 exploits disclosed the same day

Threat actors stole PS5 root keys using kernel exploits demonstrating the need to improve the security of the popular gaming console. Threat actors stole Sony PS5 root keys from the popular gaming console using two exploits for kernel vulnerabilities. The two exploits weren’t disclosed to the company, the hackers published both exploits on Twitter on […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2021
Minecraft Japanese gamers hit by Chaos ransomware using alt lists as lure

Chaos Ransomware operators target gamers’ Windows devices using Minecraft alt lists as a lure and promoting them on gaming forums. Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, it had more than 140 million monthly active players in August 2021. Cybercriminals are attempting to exploit this popularity, the Chaos Ransomware gang is […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2021
New BloodyStealer malware is targeting the gaming sector

Researchers spotted a new malware, dubbed BloodyStealer, that could allow stealing accounts for multiple gaming platforms. Researchers from Kaspersky have spotted a new malware dubbed BloodyStealer that is being used by threat actors to steal accounts for multiple gaming platforms, including Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG Galaxy, EA Origin, and more. The infostealer is available […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2021
Microsoft investigates threat actor distributing malicious Netfilter Driver

Microsoft is investigating an strange attack, threat actor used a driver signed by the company, the Netfilter Driver, to implant a Rootkit. Microsoft announced it is investigating a threat actor distributing malicious drivers in attacks aimed at the gaming industry in China. The actor submitted drivers that were built by a third party for certification […]