A week in security (August 17 – 23)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 16:12:20 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from August 17 – 23, including our Enduring from Home report, and the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare security.

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Do antivirus software impact gaming performance?

Credit to Author: Akuti Ojah| Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:15:22 +0000

Are you an avid gamer? Even if you are not one, you will agree to the common notion that antivirus software affects the performance of computer games. It is a known fact now that gamers share a complicated relationship with anti-virus software. Most gamers try to stay clear of antivirus…

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New malware via gaming portals may affect thousands of personal computers

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:38:34 +0000

Gamers beware. A report by Chinese cybersecurity researchers recently discovered a malicious botnet campaign that infected hundreds of thousands of systems. This botnet campaign was spread through malware via pirate gaming portals. The attack has been traced back to a China-based cybercrime group called DoubleGun which has amassed thousands of…

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Poulight- An info-stealing trojan might be teaching you how to play Minecraft

Credit to Author: Akshay Gaikwad| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:30:19 +0000

Poulight is an info-stealer trojan which most probably originated in Russia. It is written in the .NET and can collect sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. Ever since its first appearance, it has been growing substantially and taking different forms. The main Infection vector remains spear-phishing emails. It was…

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A brief history of video game saves and data modification

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:00:00 +0000

We look at a history of saving game data in video games, and how it usually provides modders and hackers with the best chance of tampering with game data.

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Discord users tempted by bots offering “free Nitro games”

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 18:28:18 +0000

We look at a wave of bots promoting free games on Discord. But is everything as it seems?

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