Fortnite has more than 100 million players, but many of them use cheaters. So far all this well, but lately there have been too many malware infections.
Since last week, Rainway's streaming shop has seen a growing number Alarms in the security log files. The only common factor for all alarms was that everything came from people who played Fortnite and followed a particular pattern.
The company watched the alarms until the number arrived at 381.000 users. So he decided to carry out some tests. The company assumed that some were using some code to trick the game, and that this code was the cause of the problems.
The Rainway team has searched for all the internet cheaters on Fortnite and made some tests. The results were not good: each one contained a malware.
The company found out that malware, besides cheating on the cheater user, also collected V-bucks, the currency used by Fortnite to buy in the game. Cheatware also created a backdoor that allowed man-in-the-middle attacks.
The malicious application had over 78.000 downloads and was hosted on many websites. As developers of Fornite seem to have, they need to make their platform more secure as cheaters will not cease to exist and be used by some who do not know what fair-play means. Of course not even malicious users will stop serving cheats with malware, as demand demands and supply…