Cyber Criminals Target Gamers by Cracking Cheat Codes and Mods to Inject Trojan

The cheat codes that are used by gamers to boost their performance when the games get tough., are getting famous among cybercriminals too. Not only the cheat codes but cybercriminals have also found many other ways to mess with the gamers.

How do the cybercriminals are serving trojan to the gamers-

  1. Cisco Talos reported a new campaign where gamers were targeted by using cheats and mods which were equipped with RATs.
  2. The methods of the attack used involved cryptors to the various cheat codes, etc. This made the analysis of the attack difficult.
  3. The main focus of the attack was to inject XtremeRAT that has the ability to take control of the microphone and camera of the victim’s device.     

The attackers mainly make use of the curiosity of the user. Gamers do not make an exception to these. Phishing campaigns can be conducted using steam stating the occurrence of illegal purchases from the account and that the account will be blocked if the user doesn’t follow the stated steps.


Almost 61% of gamers have faced some kind of cyber-attacks in some form. Its high time that everyone gets aware about the ways in which cybercriminals tends to attack the digital media users and be safe from such occurrence.


Link: https://cyware.com/news/cybercriminals-crack-cheat-codes-and-gaming-mods-to-serve-trojans-1b97d494

By Hrithik Lall

IEMLabs is an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we are also a proud member of EC Council, NASSCOM, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The company was established in 2016 with a vision in mind to provide Cyber Security to the digital world and make them Hack Proof. The question is why are we suddenly talking about Cyber Security and all this stuff? With the development of technology, more and more companies are shifting their business to Digital World which is resulting in the increase in Cyber Crimes.

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