It is undeniable that online poker games of any platform is still favored by many people though it was not as popular a few years ago.
Some of the fans of this game online poker has become a “victim” of a computer virus. A software, according to information quoted by the BBC, Friday (09/18/2015), distributed virtual card is the player with the creator of the virus were then joined in a poker game the same and try to deceive the player.
According to security firm, Malware was found hiding in software designed to help poker fans to play better.
The software is also targeting other useful information on the victim’s computer, such as user name and password to get into the game.
The workings of this malware is targeting players from the site Lapakqq and Full Tilt Poker, said Robert Lipovsky, a security researcher at Eset, in a blog post.
When malware infects, it monitors computer activity and arises when the victim has logged into one of the two poker sites it. Then, the malware is starting to take a screenshot of the activity of the player and the player’s card was “obtained”. The screenshot then sent to the attacker.
Image of screenshots that show the player and his ID had been handled. This, says Eset, allowing an attacker seeking sites for the player and join the game. Using information about the victim gives the attacker a significant advantage.
“We are not sure whether the actors play it manually or in some automated way,” wrote Lipovsky.
Eset find Windows malware hiding in some well-known file-sharing applications, computer utility software, as well as some poker calculators are widely used and the player database. Spyware is, according to Eset, has been active for several months and most of the victims were in Eastern Europe, especially Russia and Ukraine.