5 ways attackers are targeting gamers

Video games, websites and even apps are all in the sights of hackers hungry for better scores, more money and public notoriety. In the world of cybersecurity, some targets are obvious. For example, financial service providers and the retail stores aren’t rarely targeted as they hold lots of money. Hacking a media organisation, meanwhile, can … More 5 ways attackers are targeting gamers

Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

ESET has discovered over 30 scareware applications available for download from the Google Play store. The malicious applications, which pretended to be cheats for the popular Minecraft game, have been installed by more than 600.000 Android users. It’s not easy to slip a malicious application into Google’s official Play Store these days. Google’s automated application … More Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

CyberThreats Daily: FBI nabs international “scareware” ring

Long a puzzling challenge, the FBI seems to be making strides in tackling international coordinated scams, in this case, scareware. Scareware, the practice of providing fake infection notifications to users’ computers, and then offering to sell solutions to problems that don’t exist, has been quite a boon as of late for fraudsters. FBI claims the … More CyberThreats Daily: FBI nabs international “scareware” ring