New "Free Fortnite Cheat" Described In Detail By Malwarebytes

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor October 5, 2018
Share:

If you click on a video that has a title like "FREE UNDETECTIBLE FORTNIGHT AIMBOT!" that leads to a download link, you probably deserve whatever happens to your computer afterwards. Nevertheless, it's the job of the good people behind Malwarebytes to seek and destroy malicious programs like this, and they went into detail regarding a recent hack that's been getting attention (and downloads) recently.

According to a blog post on the MWB site, this software "hid a malicious file ready to steal data and enumerate Bitcoin wallets." Unusual for such scams, rather than a survey, it asked you to subscribe to the YouTube channel hosting the video -- and then only required you to navigate back to the video page and not actually sub. After doing that, you would be redirected to a site and there was the download that would guarantee your Victory Royales!

MWB classifies the program as a data stealer that sends your information to an IP located in the Russian Confederation. If you're somehow savvy enough to read the README.TXT file that comes with it, it tells you about an amazing offer to buy even more cheats, for just "$ 80 bitcoin." What a bargain!

Fortnite attracts a ton of people, many of them young and inexperienced in the ways of the internet, so it's not surprising that stuff like this exists. *puts on old man hat* Back in my day, the talks parents would have with kids was about safe (or no) sex and avoiding drugs. If I had a young 'un these days, I think the first thing I'd educate them about is how not to fall for obvious crap like this online. And no, Junior, x_SexyChrissy_x doesn't live in your ZIP code.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Skato 3 years ago
Hahaha, that last line.


You May Enjoy

Genshin Impact’s 3.0 Special Program Offers Players A More In-Depth Look At Sumeru

Genshin Impact’s 3.0 Special Program Offers Players A More In-Depth Look At Sumeru

We’re just in time to celebrate the Dendro Archon’s birthday.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
Infinity Ward Showcases Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Newest Map, Farm 18

Infinity Ward Showcases Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Newest Map, Farm 18

Shoothouse returns in a redesigned enviornment.

By Aspen Pash - 13 hours ago
Yoshi-P Wants To Make An MMO From Scratch And Talks The Future Of The Final Fantasy Series

Yoshi-P Wants To Make An MMO From Scratch And Talks The Future Of The Final Fantasy Series

He thinks the “concept of online gaming will gradually disappear”.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 hours ago
ArenaNet Kicks Off Another "Festival Of The Four Winds" Event And Debuts Balance Updates In Latest Guild Wars 2 Patch

ArenaNet Kicks Off Another "Festival Of The Four Winds" Event And Debuts Balance Updates In Latest Guild Wars 2 Patch

The new player experience is also getting rounded out to enhance early gameplay.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Latest Skull And Bones Dev Blog Teaches Players More About Ship-to-Ship Combat

Latest Skull And Bones Dev Blog Teaches Players More About Ship-to-Ship Combat

Learn all about strategizing.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways