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Rash of Fortnite cheaters infected by malware that breaks HTTPS encryption #1
Hello all,

I was watching Hak5 latest video and, it sounded interesting when 78,000 user got infected because they wanted to gain more V-Bucks and, having access to cheats.
The malware is a root certificate which allowed the malware to openly spread on the victims computer showing ads on every site they visit.

Quote:Suspecting the malware was spread by one of the countless Fortnite cheating hacks available online that promise to give users an unfair advantage over other players, Rainway researchers downloaded hundreds of the hacks and scoured them for references to the rogue URLs. The researchers eventually found one Sampson declined to name that promised to allow users to generate free in-game currency called V-Bucks. It also promised users access to an “aimbot,” which automatically aims the character’s gun at opponents without any need for precision by the player. When the researchers ran the app in a virtual machine, they discovered that it installed a self-signed root certificate that could perform a man-in-the-middle attack on every encrypted website the user visited.

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RE: Rash of Fortnite cheaters infected by malware that breaks HTTPS encryption #2
In my views, It's ability to perform a MITM attack Is the most critical part of the Infection.

Subsequent losses as a result of compromising user-credentials, can have a significant negative Impact on the user(s) In question.
Thanks for the article.
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RE: Rash of Fortnite cheaters infected by malware that breaks HTTPS encryption #3
Cheaters deserve it, ruins the game. Hak5 is pretty good. Met Darren/Shannon at Defcon.
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RE: Rash of Fortnite cheaters infected by malware that breaks HTTPS encryption #4
(07-15-2018, 08:50 PM)Oni Wrote: Cheaters deserve it, ruins the game. Hak5 is pretty good. Met Darren/Shannon at Defcon.

They're both dope people. Shannon is amazing.


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