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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Phishing pages aims to steal PUBG, other gaming accounts —Kaspersky

11/25/2020 01:24:57 AM

Calling all PUBG gamers, there's a chance that someone's just aiming to steal your accounts. That's one of the recent findings by Kaspersky in time for the new gaming season.  In one of its newsletters, experts from the global cybersecurity company have found hundreds of phishing pages, aimed at stealing PUBG Mobile accounts.

Game developers often offer users small but welcome incentives in exchange for playing their game.  A multiplayer shooter, PUBG Mobile, has just started a new season, with new items, monsters, and mechanics from another popular game, Metro: Exodus. As is often the case, fraudsters have not ignored such a good opportunity to capitalize on new gaming activity.

According to Kaspersky, there were no less than 260 phishing pages, posing as promo pages to get new items by simply submitting their gaming accounts through their Twitter or Facebook profiles. Once entry failed, users were requested to provide additional information, including the nickname they use in the game, their phone number, and other personal details. As a result, scammers not only collected social media accounts but these additional personal details - all in order to sell the gaming accounts for a profit.
"The attackers got themselves really well prepared for the start of the new gaming season. The pages we found were designed in a very convincing way, both in design and interface, that is normally very familiar to gamers," commented Tatyana Shcherbakova, a security expert at Kaspersky.
In order to avoid being prey to such fraudulent case, Kaspersky recommends the following steps:
  • Do not take part in lotteries, apart from the official games' websites
  • Check information via official resources. If a certain activity really exists, the game developer is unlikely to keep it a secret
  • Still, these schemes can be very convincing - if you do not look closely, you may not recognize the deception. We recommend using a reliable security solution<> that simply will not allow you to visit phishing pages

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