Millions of people play the big games Roblox, PUBG, and Minecraft every day and many of these players could now be impacted as a result of claims of a malware attack. As a result, many users, who have previously made transactions within those games, have had their financial information leaked.
Security major Kaspersky broke the news and provided a thorough report. They claimed that the attackers employed software known as RedLine, which was disseminated across numerous games and platforms. This program compromises a gamer’s system’s privacy by disguising itself within malicious files.
Not only PUBG, Minecraft, and Roblox have been impacted; well-known applications like Elden Ring have as well. Given that the games in question are substantially multiplayer, the problem is perhaps more serious in the former situation. Although the precise effect is uncertain, these are troubling indications for players.
RedLine reportedly infected 384,000 people globally in less than a year, according to information provided by Kaspersky. The computer system of the player is infected by this malicious program, which then collects private information from it. In Chromium and Gecko-based browsers, it includes confidential information including card information, VPN information, and information that is automatically filled in such as login details.
Additionally, information about cryptocurrency wallets could also be a victim of this. RedLine can open websites automatically in the built-in browsers and launch third-party programs without the users’ understanding. For gamers, this can be an issue because their personal data might be exposed.
“Cybercriminals are creating more and more new schemes and tools to attack players and steal their credit card data and even game accounts, which can contain expensive skins that can later be sold. For example, strikes on e-sports, which are now gaining huge popularity around the world,” said V. Ivanov of Kaspersky.
Furthermore, the software has been related to incidents of trojan spies. It’s unclear that PUBG, Minecraft, or Roblox will be able to do anything about the issue given its nature. This appears to be unrelated to playing the aforementioned games and appears to be the result of a different factor.
Paying users of PUBG, Minecraft, and Roblox are urged to alter the information on their private accounts right now for their safety. It’s better to be cautious than sorry because it’s impossible to know for sure if someone’s system has been infiltrated or not.