Status Report: Ramsomware targeting World of Tanks players
The old ransomware has now a new tactic for extorting money by targeting it's victims games.
They use a CryptoLocker malware on saves, maps, mods and other game-related types. After being infected with the malware a red window will show stating now your files have been encrypted and only way to obtain the key is by paying through a given sketchy link, the victims that fall for it usually end up with a bigger problem as their credit card info is now in the hands of the criminals.
There are over 20 games targeted from Single user like "The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim" to Online games like "World of Tanks", Gaming Software like "Steam" and Game Development Software have been also targeted.
So be careful when you decide to install a Skyrim sexy Lydia mod or your regular WoT's mods.
Actually, imagine if the criminals would only start targeting Warpack mod users, that would be sweet. *Wink Wink* Wargaming.