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A virus targeting fans of free games on Steam has appeared on Youtube



In anticipation of the New Year holidays, many game publishers offer gamers pre-order bonuses and discounts for the first time after launch. This is what hackers use.

As noted, on the Internet you can always find requests for game cracks and keygens, and on the eve of the holidays there are more such requests. On YouTube, when gamers are looking for free access to the games Skyrim Anniversary Edition, Forza Horizon 5, Jurassic World Evolution 2 and other expected novelties, they are offered “free keys on Steam”, which lures reckless users.

Such offers appeared on a large number of accounts, which indicates a malicious campaign. Players are asked to go to a third-party site and download a password-protected RAR file, which is usually indicated in the description of the video on Youtube. In the archive, users “catch” Trojan.Malpack, which has already been used by cybercriminals in campaigns related to games.

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