Following the news that some Steam accounts for gamers, hacked last year, are now spreading Malware, Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and IT Risk Strategist commented below.
Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire:
“The activity with these compromised accounts is a good example of how criminals make use of the spoils of successful cyber attacks. If you think you’re account doesn’t contain anything of value, you’re wrong. It provides attackers with connections to other people, who they can convince to click a link, and ultimately install malware. The need to be careful about what you click doesn’t apply just to email. Any other medium that allows for the distribution of links, images and documents can be used to distribute malicious software.”