Scammers deliver malware via fake Steam game pages
Aside from being regularly targeted with phishing scams, fake giveaways leading to online surveys, and having malware pushed on them via Steam chat, gamers using the popular gaming platform are now also in danger of downloading malicious software masquerading as legitimate games from specially set-up Steam game pages.
The pages, discovered in the Concepts subsection of the Greenlight section of Steam, are well-made copies of the legitimate game pages, but ultimately lead users to malicious download sites.
According to the creator of Octopus City Blues, a game whose name has been thusly misused by the malware peddlers, the fake page looked pretty much like the original, but it also advertised a new demo, whose link lead to the malware download site.
The game’s designer reported the fake page to Valve, but it took them a while to take it down, Kotaku reports.
Other spotted fake pages offered malicious demos and beta versions of Street Fist 2 and Garlock Online.
Until Valve finds a way to spot and remove pages like these quickly, users are advised to be careful when downloading games on Steam.