Scammers Made Their Way Through Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the most hyped games of the year. It is always in the news for something or the other. There have been complains like Fortnite causes violence, depression – the ones commonly attached to games – and even weirder ones like it’s the sole reason for 5% marriages ending according to a report. Though we can’t claim if this is right or wrong but it is sure a bit too much.

With the new season dawning upon us, everyone seems a little too excited and his excitement is shared by the scammers as well, without a doubt. New season, new scams; and this time it appears to be like they are after your bitcoin. Whether its all for jokes or they seriously want to steal your bitcoin, we don’t know. It doesn’t stop here, because they are also after your data…

An investigation was conducted by the security firm and found Malwarebytes which went into the ecosystem of a popular video game. Malicious code was also found in Fortnite downloads which included hacks and cheats, such as wall-hacks and aimbots.

Those who are unaware of what wall-hacks are; a wall-hack allows you to see through walls and aimbots simply aim your weapon for you. So, it seems that someone wants to ruin your reputation in the game. Who is this vindictive, horrible person?!

They have made use of YouTube where they provide a link in the description and that messes it all up. Pretty much all of us have been prey to this old dirty trick that has done us nasty. When the user clicks the link, they are directed to a fake website where they will download the hack which will start to download malicious files which target the user data and their wallets of Bitcoin.

Hmm… so this is how they are stealing from us. The information is then sent back to an IP address which is located somewhere in Russia. These cold-blooded people are the only one capable of doing this job, I tell you!

Though we understand that it could be a frustrated player as well, who must be tired of people opting illegal ways to get the game. So, if you decide to cheat a game then don’t be surprised if a game decides to do it in return as well. It ruins the experience for everyone so maybe they had it coming?

Though a lot of you folks don’t have to worry about it because the fanbase consists of younger players mostly who can’t own bitcoin anyway. But if someone you know does, then pass them out this information before any slip-up. Warn them so they can avoid this inconvenience that is being caused by – presumably – a bunch of frustrated old men that can’t let people have fun.

Soha Ali

As vanilla as it sounds, a filmmaker in the making. Soha brings the irony out of the crypto world by contributing to the Unfiltered section of BlockPublisher. Contact the editor at editor.unfiltered@blockpublisher.com

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