1. There is no such thing as a "pending" ban or Steam admin. Anyone threatening your account is a scammer trying to scare you. Read more.

Announcement Twitch malware bots

Discussion in 'SteamRep General Discussion' started by SilentReaper(SR), Sep 13, 2014.

  1. SilentReaper(SR)

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    see: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002742.html

    On twitch there are bots active in the chats there, that spread malware and take control of steam accounts on the users computers, making transactions, trade offers etc etc. Read above linked article for the full Monty.
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  2. So, is this like a phishing method?
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    A much more dangerous version. Once you fill out your details in the link, it drops a command to the computer that allows it to use anything on your account anyway it wants - including money and the market. And it's all done from your account, so steam won't suspect a thing.
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    its malware, that means some rogue program gets installed on one's computer, that controls their steam client.
    the only common thing with phishing is that its a link that the victim has to click. But with phising its a fake website, or a small program that steals their steam config files, in this case its mallware that controls their steam client.
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    What does this fake link look like? Is it a steamcommunity? Is it something completely random?
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  7. That actually looks like a fake phishing link, not the thing that Silent said.
  8. Also what are admins gonna do with this "Youni" guy? Are you going to ban/mark him as a hijacker? (Maybe a scammer)
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    to the user it doesn't look much different, only that they actually push the user to run a java applet that will run crap on their computer.
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    no idea who that is, got more then enough reports floating around that we do not know them by names anymore. If you have specifics, you should always name them. Also, how is this related to this topic?
  11. I said it because they said that the victims items where stolen by him with nothing in return. Youni, who was written in the link. If there was a link to his profile that would be good so we could track him.

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  12. SilentReaper(SR)

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    As they didn't link the account's ID, we have no idea which account it is. A search on the forums ONLY reveals this topic atm, so if they reported it, it was not by that nickname in the ID block.

    Also, those reports would not really fall into our policy, for it would have been a hijack, which we would not cover anymore for tagging.

    The youny account would probably fall under that as well, for most often they just use hijacked accounts, never using their main account, which they often do not even have.
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    Free tool provided by this link is able to detect and remove all known variants of this threat: http://www.f-secure.com/en_GB/web/home_gb/online-scanner

    As for now it also looks like malware authors took down their command and server. 162.218.209.98 IP is not at least right now responding. Infected clients should still be cleaned.
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    But could be returned. I suggests that you remove the malware or format your pc just to be safe.