With Riot Games’ eagerly awaited first-person shooter game, Valorant, reaching the end of beta testing, gamers around the world have been trying to get keys to access the beta version before it is released to the public. As with anything popular or newsworthy, attackers are capitalizing on the hype to spread malware. Attackers are distributing software that claims to be a “beta key generator” for the game, but actually installs one of several nasty malware programs to the gamer’s device. Most of the malware seen by Bleeping Computer go after a victim’s browser history, saved logins, passwords, SSH keys, and FTP accounts. Some of the viruses have advanced capabilities that could execute commands, take screenshots or even install a keylogger to the victim’s computer.
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