Security Stop-Press : Gaming Videos On YouTube Spreading Malware

Category: Security

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has reported that cyber criminals are using malware that can log into compromised YouTube accounts and upload a gaming video (disguised as a game cheat) which distributes malware.

The videos prompt gamers to click on a link in the description and disable Windows SmartScreen. This results in the victim downloading RedLine Trojan stealer, which steals most valuable information on their computer, including browser-saved passwords, as well as downloading a cryptocurrency miner.

The advice is not to download gaming cheats, never disable protection features, and turn on two-factor authentication wherever possible.

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