Security News Cheating PC Gamers Get Credentials Stolen in New Campaign

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PC gamers seem to be the target of a new info-stealing campaign. Early reports indicate that publisher and developer Activision is looking into the situation because hackers are seeking to steal credentials of players using their games.

Gamers’ credentials are a precious commodity for criminals. Stolen information is sold to others, or the culprits demand ransom to give victims access back to their own accounts. The tactic is widespread enough that digital platforms such as Steam or Epic warn people about sharing their credentials online.

But there’s another situation where the credentials are taken from people’s computers after they install an information stealer. According to a TechCrunch report, Activision is already investigating the situation in an effort to “remove the malware” and is “working on identifying and remediating player accounts for anyone affected.”

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