“The growing interest of cybercriminals in Cyberpunk 2077 is understandable. Everyone has been waiting for this game for years and on the eve of its release, the scammers hope to steal valuable information from victims who are eager to play the game,” said Anton Ivanov, Kaspersky Security Specialist.
Kaspersky observed that in 10 months of 2020 scammers were constantly interested in players waiting for Cyberpunk 2077.
According to the statement, Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated games in the world, is released today after 8 years of waiting and many delays. Cyber fraudsters are also ready to take advantage of the intense interest in the most anticipated game of the last 10 years.
Between January and November 2020, Kaspersky experts identified more than 3,300 attempts to infect users from around the world. Along with various threats that mimic a game that has not yet been released, scammers have also appeared with more advanced and more complex threats.
Analyzing detected threats, Kaspersky experts found several websites offering players the chance to download Cyberpunk 2077 before its official release date. The installers on these sites are very similar to the real thing, but instead of downloading any game files, they just wait a while and ask the user for a license key.
This key is obtained by completing a questionnaire prepared by fraudsters and then entering personal data such as email addresses and phone numbers.
As the user shares his personal information and receives the key, he encounters a splash screen and the application tells the user that a “DLL” file containing important functions for starting the game is missing.
To get this DLL, the user is asked to fill in the questionnaire again and the process gets stuck.
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“The growing interest of cybercriminals in Cyberpunk 2077 is understandable. Everyone has been waiting for this game for years, and on the eve of its release, scammers hope to steal valuable information from victims who are eager to play the game. So the impatient players are official.” We urge you to wait for the launch, buy and download the game from trusted sources. ” used the expressions.