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Title Nearly 50,000 ‘Minecraft’ Accounts Infected With Malware Thanks to Modified ‘Skins’   hot icon  
Date 2018-04-30 Hit 21
 

Title: Nearly 50,000 ‘Minecraft’ Accounts Infected With Malware Thanks to Modified ‘Skins’

 

Author: Stefanie Fogel

 

Date: 18 April 2018

 

Abstract: Thousands of “Minecraft” accounts were recently infected with malware that can potentially reformat hard drives and delete backup data and system programs, according to cybersecurity company Avast. The malicious software is apparently distributed via “Minecraft” character skins created in the PNG file format and uploaded to the game’s official website by fans. Skins modify a player’s avatar and they’re quite popular. Avast estimates nearly 50,000 “Minecraft” accounts have been infected.

 

Source: http://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/minecraft-malware-1202757936/

 



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