Cyber criminals are trying to infect video games by hiding malware in new games.
According to Bitdefender, the Steam game service fell foul of fraudsters who created fake pages on the site in a bid to trick unsuspecting gamers into installing malware on their computers. The bad guys took a demo of a genuine new game, Octopus City Blues, and replicated its page on the “Greenlight” section of the Steam site.
The bogus page contained trailer videos, screenshots and full descriptions of what players could expect from the game which describes itself as “the authentic Octopus City simulation for Windows, OS X and Linux”
Steam has since erased the offending webpage, and another purporting to be related to a game called Garlock Online.