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Steam Stealer malware provides a thriving business for cyber thugs

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    A new Kaspersky Lab report (pdf) by security researchers Santiago Pontiroli and Bart P looks at the big business of Steam Stealers that “have turned the threat landscape for the entertainment ecosystem into a devil’s playground.”

    Wannabe cyber crooks might turn to malware which steals Steam credentials because it’s incredibly cheap. The report said $3 will buy usage rights for a Steam platform credential stealer and $7 adds source code and a user manual. Researchers said comparative malicious campaigns usually start at the $500 range. There are Steam Stealers which cost more, but “it would be hard to find any stealer being sold for more than $30.”

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