Cheating Cheaters - Malware Delivered As Call Of Duty Cheats

The video gaming industry is a popular target for various threat actors. Players as well as studios and publishers themselves are at risk for both opportunistic and targeted cyber-attacks - tactics range from leveraging fake APKs of popular mobile games, to compromising accounts for resale. Even APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) actors have been known to target the video gaming industry.This report will examine a hacking tool being promoted for use against gamers by masquerading as a cheat for Call of Duty: Warzone. This particular tool is considered a dropper, a piece of malware that is used to install or deliver an additional payload, such as credential stealing malware, on a target system or device. A dropper is a means to an end, rather than the end itself - but still is a critical link in the chain. The dropper examined in this report, "Cod Dropper v0.1", can be customized to install other, more destructive, malware onto the targets' machines.

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