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Game Over! Malicious Minecraft Character Skins Infect Over 50,000 Accounts

Game Over! Malicious Minecraft Character Skins Infect Over 50,000 Accounts (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Video games allow users to become a whole new persona, to experience imaginary worlds, and live out scenarios that are beyond their wildest dreams. One of the most popular video games out there, Minecraft, allows users to build worlds out of cubes and create customized virtual avatars to represent themselves within the game. Only now, special add-ons that are used by players to personalize their avatar have become part of a cyber scheme, as over 50,000 Minecraft accounts have been infected with malware via character skins that were created and uploaded to the game’s official website by fellow users. Before you download any extra add-ons for games, make sure you read fellow user reviews. That way, if your data is deleted in this Minecraft malware attack or others like it, you can restore the data from the backup. Whether you’re using the mobile version of Minecraft, or gaming on your computer, it’s important you lock down all your devices with an extra layer of security.

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