- Feb 4, 2016
A new malware sold on dark web forums is being used by threat actors to steal accounts for multiple gaming platforms, including Steam, Epic Games Store, and EA Origin.
Kaspersky security researchers who spotted the new trojan dubbed it BloodyStealer and found that it's capable of collecting and stealing a wide range of sensitive information, including cookies, passwords, bank cards, as well as sessions from various applications.
This malware explicitly targets gaming platforms, like Steam, Epic Games, EA Origin, GOG Galaxy, and more, as it can harvest accounts for its operators, which later sell them in underground markets.
"While BloodyStealer is not made exclusively for stealing game-related information, the platforms it can target clearly point to the demand for this type of data among cybercriminals," Kaspersky said.
"Logs, accounts and in-game goods are some of the game-related products sold on the darknet in bulk or individually for an attractive price."
The information stealer is sold through private channels to VIP members of underground forums under a subscription model for roughly $10 per month or $40 for a lifetime "license."