Cybercriminals have always found interesting ways to target gamers, but a new spyware scam is putting a new twist on the usual methods to steal vital information from its victims.
Most cybercriminals hoping to target gamers use fake copies of new games or faux in-game items to weasel their way into snatching personal, private information from unsuspecting gamers.
This time around, however, an anonymous scammer is using fake in-game voice applications as a tool of deception.
Malware Labs discovered a spyware scheme that tricks users into thinking they are downloading a popular in-game voice app.
With the use of a poorly constructed faux website filled with grammatical errors, the scammers get overzealous gamers to click a link that they believe will allow them to download Razer Comms software, Engadget reports.
This redirects the scammer’s victims to a script that immediately starts working to snatch log-in information and other important private information.
The good news here is that this approach certainly isn’t a more effective one.
There are many red flags, such as the previously mentioned poorly constructed faux page that would alert many gamers that something isn’t quite right.
So far, there aren’t any indications that this scam has reached a massive scale, but it is opening some people’s eyes to the different ways tech-savvy scammers can gain access to the very information that most people hope to protect at all costs.