Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Targeting Online Video Gaming Virtual Currency

Wapack Labs is researching a cybercriminal group who is targeting online gamers and the video gaming industry. The group commonly uses digital certificates, stolen from online game developers, to sign their malware, thereby decreasing the risk of Anti-Virus (AV) detection. Americans alone spend an estimated $25 billion dollars a year on online video games. Many online games are MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), which run on virtual currency that is bought and sold with real money. Additionally, the group aims to steal source code from games under development in order to aid in virtual currency mining. We assess with high confidence that the cybercriminal group will continue to evolve and take advantage of the increasing online gaming industry...READ MORE

Wapack Labs has cataloged and reported extensively on targeting the gaming industry in the past. An archive of related reporting can be found in the Red Sky Alliance portal.