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Minecraft cheaters try to steal accounts, download ransomware instead

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Minecraft cheaters in Japan are being hit with some instant karma, according to cybersecurity outfit Fortinet. Wannabe hackers are being targeted by data-destroying ransomware that masquerades as a list of stolen Minecraft accounts. 

Such a list is theoretically attractive to players who want to anonymize themselves to keep their main accounts from catching bans, most obviously to get away with cheating, griefing, and other bad behavior. While it’s unclear how many Japanese Minecraft players have fallen for the ransomware trap, Fortinet has detailed what the attack does.



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