Bug in EA’s Origin client left gamers open to attacks

The gaming company has rolled out a fix for the remote code execution vulnerability, so make sure you run the platform’s latest version. Electronic Arts (EA) has fixed a security flaw in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed attackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. The vulnerability was discovered by … More Bug in EA’s Origin client left gamers open to attacks

PUBG ransomware wants you to play, not pay

An unusual ransomware, associated with computer game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, has been uncovered by researchers, dubbed MSIL/Filecoder.HD by ESET. Researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware that holds the victim’s files hostage. This one, however, comes with a rather peculiar demand in return for recovering the files, according to a Bleeping Computer report citing research by MalwareHunterTeam. When … More PUBG ransomware wants you to play, not pay

Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

ESET researchers have discovered a new sneaky malware threat named Joao, targeting gamers worldwide. Spread via hacked Aeria games offered on unofficial websites, the modular malware can download and install virtually any other malicious code on the victim’s computer. To spread their malware, the attackers behind Joao have misused massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) originally published by … More Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing scam targeting Irish FarmVille players. Farmville was once the most played game on Facebook, with over 80 million players worldwide, but although its popularity has declined significantly since then, it still has over 30 million followers. So, it’s not at all surprising that cybercriminals have chosen this group as … More A new Farmville-Facebook-PayPal triple combo phishing scam

Top 5 threats for online gamers and how to avoid them

We all know how much you enjoy playing – socially, professionally or casually – video games, which is why we want to take this opportunity to share more information about safe online gaming. Previously we have discussed how to protect yourself while playing, with professional online gamers offering advice based on their knowledge and experience as … More Top 5 threats for online gamers and how to avoid them

Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk

More than 800,000 usernames, email addresses, and birth dates are thought to have been stolen by hackers from online forums run by Epic Games. Epic, famed for developing popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and Infinity Blade, are thought to have had members of their message boards exposed by hackers exploiting a … More Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk