Um Nutzer vor dem Diebstahl virtueller Güter auf Steam zu schützen, führt Valve neue Regeln für den Verkauf ein. Das scheint nötig: Seitdem der Handel etwa mit Gegenständen aus Dota 2 möglich ist, sind immer mehr Nutzer ins Visier von Hackern geraten.
Steam’s trade hold or “escrow” initially circulated as a rumor among several video gamers as early as the third week of November this year.
With all the attention the Steam community has been giving to this new system, it is only natural for the online criminals to gravitate towards it, too.
We recently found a fake domain for CSGO Shuffle, a popular betting site for streamers and players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) to trade item skins.
The above is the first (with MD5 hash 5014e666b01adc5f4d31bc59fd902b3d) of the two malware samples that we have retrieved from this campaign. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) detects it as Backdoor.NanoCore.
There are 398 game titles on Steam which make use of the Valve Anti-Cheat system (VAC for short), and should you be hit with the Banhammer, you’ll be prevented from playing on VAC secured servers forever.
Sites and programs often claim to be able to get around VAC bans, and the below website is no exception.
"It should also not be overlooked that users may not perceive the same level of risk for their gaming accounts or virtual goods as they would for a banking account or financial transactions," Sadowski told eWEEK. "So they may be less careful or circumspect in terms of protecting their gaming accounts."
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