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August 01, 2018, 01:23:39 PM
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A large-scale crypto scam has happened this very week, with news of 'a free game' that was on gaming platform steam having been used to distribute crypto mining malware to very many users. The game is known as Abstractism, it is obfuscating a crypto miner.

Read the details in the article of Coinidol dot com, the world blockchain news outlet: https://coinidol.com/undercover-hackers-are-using-steam-to-illegally-mine-crypto/



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August 01, 2018, 02:17:39 PM
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Here's the video in question:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xClkx9UzsmE

Also, the top rated comment to the video worth reading imo. I'll show only the beginning of it:

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bought the game, set it up on a virtual machine, and let it run for around twenty minutes. Here are some objective findings, along with my own two cents (TLDR: yes, it's a crypto miner):

It's funny that when I googled "is steam safe" I've got this as a top result:

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Is Steam safe to download on my laptop? ... Steam is a legitimate Games Store owned by software publisher Valve - so is safe to use and purchase/download/play games from there.

Well, shame on Valve, I guess. They should have been protecting their customers better.

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