The malware targets game accounts from Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG Galaxy, EA Origin, and more.
It is a new type of malware that is currently being sold on underground forums, which should make it possible for criminals to steal accounts from multiple platforms. Security guard Kaspersky reports this in a report.
The security firm’s researchers have dubbed the malware BloodyStealer, and the piece of software could get hold of a ton of data, including cookies, passwords, bank card details, and more.
Interestingly, the malware specifically targets gaming platforms. As a result, accounts from those platforms can be stolen and then sold in underground markets, where they have a solid market, says Kaspersky: “While BloodyStealer is not only made for stealing information related to games, the platforms targeted by the malware does indicate that there is a demand for this kind of data among cybercriminals.’
The malware is currently sold as a subscription or “Malware-as-a-Service” in private channels, Kasperky said and has already been used to target gamers in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.