Attackers Target Gamers with Spyware
Updated: Sunbelt Software reports spyware being launched by attackers against players of the online video game, Omerta.Online players of the video game Omerta have more than the rival gangsters in the computer game to worry about. According to anti-spyware vendor Sunbelt Software, of Clearwater, Fla., cyber-thieves have been spreading spyware disguised as software from Omerta Game Ltd. Sunbelt Software President Alex Eckelberry warned users to be wary of any software for the game thats not from Omerta. Attackers are trying to trick users into downloading piece of malware called ProAgent that captures and logs keystrokes on a computer, he said.
"ProAgent is a very, very nasty piece of malware," Eckelberry said in an interview with eWEEK. "The problem is that users need to only use software that is from a verified, reputable source, not something they get off some obscure site like weve seen with Omerta."