Activision shared the report “Cheating and Cheating: Malware as the Delivery of Call of Duty Cheating Software”, using a new strategy: the trap that pretends to be “Call of Duty: Warzone” is actually a Dropper, a Trojan horse, which has It helps to make the computer access other more harmful computer malware.
Madrid (Portaltic/EP)-Hackers have started targeting players who are looking for cheating in popular video games. They are deceived by advertisements to obtain certain improvements and introduce malware on their computers, as Activision warned.
Developers and publishers shared a report called Cheating Cheating: As a “Call of Duty Cheating” malware distribution, involving a new strategy: impersonating a “Call of Duty: Warzone” trap, which is actually a Dropper, a kind of Trojan horses can easily access the computer to infect other more harmful malicious software.
Specifically, the report studied the Cod Dropper v0.1 dropper and dates back to March 2020. At that time, a series of English abbreviations on various hacker forums identified a series of new methods for distributing remote access Trojans ( Called RAT) announcement. .
Contrary to other more sophisticated distribution methods, this ad is directly aimed at gamers who are prone to cheating, because such software requires the removal of some protective barriers, such as anti-virus or firewalls, and requires it to be executed at the highest privilege level. system.
The dropper included in the report is specifically aimed at “Call of Duty: Warzone” (a free multiplayer game) players and is disguised as an easy-to-install trap in the forum, which cannot be detected by the game’s anti-cheat system.