If Twitch, the gaming video streaming site is being used by you, take care of what you are clicking on. Through the chat feature of Twitch, a new malware is seen spreading, which would try to bleed your steam account dry, says F-Secure, the security software maker.
The spread of this malware is seen through the messages that are posed on Twitch chat and which entice the users to enter into a weekly raffle. Once you click on the link, a phone raffle entry form would be opened up by a Java program.
Once the form is filled out and submitted, as per F-Secure, the malware starts working. A Windows binary is installed and run, through which it gets access to your Steam account and add friends, trade items, sell items and accept friend requests.
As a result, the Steam Wallet, inventory and armory can be wiped dry owing to this malware. The items can be sold at a discount in the Steam Community Market. The idea is that uninteresting items can be sold from the account and then interesting items can be purchased for themselves.
Since all this happens on your system, the security measures of Steam are bypassed and others cant login to the account on another PC. Addition of new security measures is recommended by F-Secure for those who trade several items to a newly added friend or sell items in the market at a low price.
However, you need to be careful of what you are clicking on and don’t enter any giveaways and raffles from people and companies that you don’t know.
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