4.7.2021 | Hackers Offering AAA Title Games Infected with Malwares to Mine Cryptocurrency
Reportedly, hackers are building a cryptomining malware into copies of major games, in order to infect the pirated game players’ computers.
A new report from BBC News has revealed that copies of AAA games like Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K and Pro Evolution Soccer are being offered for free. These games, however, are infected with potentially devastating malware which allows hackers to infect your computer and access your personal details.
According to the report, once downloaded, these games use a form of malware known as Crackonosh to generate digital currency. Apparently, criminals have already successfully harvested more than $2 million in cryptocurrency known as Monero. Monero is a cryptocurrency used regularly by criminals due to the fact it is harder to trace than many other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.