A week in security (March 18 – 24)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 18–24, including Facebook’s privacy pivot, password reuse, new research on hospital phishing attacks, infected iPhone apps, and more.

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Fortnite gamers targeted by data theft malware

If you’ve ever been tempted to cheat at Fortnite, think again—with the release of season six of the popular video game, we found a data theft malware masquerading as a cheat tool, ready to steal your browser sessions, cookies, and even your Bitcoin.

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A week in security (May 28 – June 3)

A roundup of the security news from May 28 – June 3, including Instagram scams, America Geeks, IoT flaws, and more.

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Don’t let these gaming threats give you a Game Over

With the first day of the UK’s biggest gaming event, EGX, opening its doors, we decided to roundup the most common gaming threats we see on a daily basis.

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Steam spammers have a night at the movies

We take a look at a spammer pushing what are claimed to be free movies on Steam’s videogame artwork section. Spoiler: they’re not movies, and you may want to get a refund for those tickets.

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Press H to Hack: Earth Defense Force needs defending

Video games! They’re great, except when they’re not. And in this case, a very good game is giving players some very bad experiences in the realm of “all my data is ruined”. Gaming cheats cause problems for those wanting to keep their save games free from harm. We take a look at the issue, and show how to avoid getting caught up in a spot of save game ruination.

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Latest Steam Malware Shows Signs of RAT Activity

We have been featuring Steam malware distributed via chat for quite a while now. Yet, we continue to see users fall for the same tactic. Here’s a tip: Trust, but verify.

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“Steam VAC Remover” Leads to Mobile Offers

You’ve received a Steam VAC ban. Do you a) Accept it gracefully or b) Use the first website you come across to try and reverse it? If your answer is b) you may want to reconsider.

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Malware Targeting Steam Traders Banks on New Escrow System

With all the attention the Steam community has been giving to this new “escrow” system—which takes effect today, December 9—it is only natural for the online criminals to gravitate towards it, too.

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Steam’s “Exploration Sale” Gamifies Security Settings

The latest Steam Sale brings with it some additional security requirements to make full use of certain community features.

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