Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Malware Discovered In League Of Legends And Path Of Exile

Researchers have official versions of the popular games League of Legends and Path of Exile malware discovered. Gamers could become infected when they downloaded a legitimate installer or updates to the games with an Asian provider. Contaminated "game launcher" set three files on the system, namely an official game launcher, a "cleaner" that infected game launcher replaced by the official and the PlugX remote access Trojan.

This Trojan attackers full control over the computer. According to the Japanese anti-virus company Trend Micro users in certain Asian countries were the target of the attack. Research into the infection led to Garena, an Internet platform provider for consumers in Asia. Garena is working with game developers, Riot Games, S2 Games and Electronic Arts, which the company has the exclusive rights to certain games.

In a statement Garena argues that the servers were compromised, causing infectious installation files League of Legends and Path of Exile are scattered. Meanwhile, all infected files are removed. Most infections were observed in Taiwan, followed by Singapore and Thailand. Garena gives gamers advised to scan their computers with a virus, update the games, change passwords, and use two-factor authentication.

f920e6b34fb25f54c5f9b9b3a85dca6575708631 (FO3Launcher.exe)
bd33a49347ef6b175fb9bdbf2b295763e79016d6 (NtUserEx.dll)
f3eabaf2d7c21994cd2d79ad8a6c0acf610bbf78 (NtUserEx.dat)

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