Malware That Can Format Hard Drives Infects 50,000 Minecraft Accounts

Monday, August 6, 2018

he malware was uploaded to the official Minecraft side packed in player skins, which players could then download to activate in their game installs.

The infection consisted of a PowerShell script that could be blocked by up-to-date antivirus solutions, and Avast says that the malicious code is rather simple and isn’t the work of professional cybercriminals.

“The bigger concern is why the infected skins could be legitimately uploaded to the Minecraft website. With the malware hosted on the official Minecraft domain, any detection triggered could be misinterpreted by users as a false positive,” Avast says.

Once a computer is compromised by the malware, users could see messages like “You Are Nailed, Buy A New Computer This Is A Piece Of Sh*t,” “You have maxed your internet usage for a lifetime,” and “Your a** got glued.”

SOFTPEDIA NEWS, 04.19.2018

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