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Steam game Abstractism pulled after cryptomining accusations

Valve has pulled a game from its online Steam store after allegations were made that it was exploiting players’ computer resources to mine for cryptocurrency.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Criminal gang says that they shut down Skype, says Steam is next

An online gang calling itself CyberTeam has claimed that it orchestrated an attack which saw Skype users in multiple countries around the globe unable to use the service for some hours earlier this week.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Chrome extensions raid your Steam account

Remember, the fact that an add-on or extension has been made available for your browser is no guarantee that it hasn’t been coded with malice in mind.


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77,000 Steam accounts are hacked and raided every month

Accounts have always been hijacked on the Steam online gaming platform by hackers who have stolen passwords, but now the problem is said to have risen twenty-fold, with some 77,000 Steam accounts hacked every month.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Steam users beware! Bad guys hide malware inside fake game demos

Steam users are being warned to be on their guard after cybercriminals were found trying to infect video game fans by disguising their malicious downloads as cool new games.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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WTF? Malware spreads via Steam chat

Be very careful about the links that you click on via Steam chat – even if they appear to have been shared by your online friends.


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Steam phishing targets video game players

Phishing emails target Steam video game players.

Will you be too trigger-happy next time you receive an email claiming to come from Steam?


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