Via Twitch malware Steam accounts gets empty




The security company F-Secure has discovered that malware that spreads through the video channels of Twitch is able to retrieve. Steam accounts empty The malware sells other items that a user has purchased, and probably swap items with the perpetrators.

The malware is called Eskimo received , says F-Secure, in a blog post the discovery revealed did. Eskimo spreads via bots video channels intrusion on Twitch, a popular social networking site where gamers can stream live video. The bot then insert a comment about the lottery in which prizes can be won. Viewers who click on the link, however, get malware served.

According to F-Secure the Eskimo malware focuses on Steam. Namely the malicious software evidenced by capable, after having nested, buy and sell. Using the items on the PC gaming platform of the affected user Items that a user has already sold off, probably to gather to buy ‘interesting’ items for the perpetrators enough money quickly in succession; many users might have noted that expensive items are exchanged, so it is suspected that this account is in the hands of the perpetrators. using an account under the name Youni

It is not entirely clear why the malware specifically focuses on Steam, but the perpetrators appear to be aimed to gather, which they can then sell. Lot of money for expensive items via the platform It is unclear whether Steam has already taken action against the Eskimo malware. Owner Valve for example, could find out who is behind the Youni account.


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