Online Game Community Targeted by Worm PrsKey.a

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The online game community is being targeted by a keylogger worm called “PrsKey.a”, which is stealing their usernames and passwords for their online games. Now why on earth would someone want to access someone else’s online game account?

According to security expert Graham Cluely, with security company Sophos, “Criminals are stealing virtual assets like armor, money, and weapons to trade for hard cash in the real world. We are seeing a trend of more battles between Internet gamers and malicious code to assist with this kind of robbery.”


PrsKey.a is believed to be primarily targeting the game Priston Tale, and also the Yahoo web-based email service, but other games have been the target of such worms of late, including the Legend of Mir 2, Outwar, and Lineage.

It was part of the natural evolution of a trend. As reported here in these very pages, just last week a man was arrested for having his player-bot beat up other online game members, and then of course there was the online game player who was killed over a virtual sword.

It’s not just fun and games out there, folks.

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