Malwarebytes Labs reports about a new data theft malware targeting Fortnite gamers which camouflages itself as a cheat tool and stealing their data after being run.
Because of Fortnite’s immense popularity, threat actors have moved in with a specially crafted malware campaign designed to compromise and steal data and cryptocurrency from gamers.
The malware peddled by these crooks conceals itself in the form of a pretend cheat tool for Fortnite linked below a multitude of videos demoing the pretend cheats.
In one specific case, Malwarebytes’ Christopher Boyd saw the scammers redirecting would-be Fortnite cheaters to a page where they are asked to subscribe to the scammers’ YouTube channel as payment for the cheat tool.
Once the victims subscribe, the crooks redirect them to the download portal where, after a couple of other mouse clicks, the gamers are fi… (read more)