Security researchers in South Korea have discovered a malware distribution operation on YouTube that uses Valorant cheat baits to fool gamers into downloading RedLine, malicious software that can steal information and infect operating systems with malware.
It seems that it’s easy for cybercriminals to get around YouTube’s new content submission reviews or create new accounts when reported and blocked, hence this sort of abuse is quite prevalent.
The campaign, discovered by South Korean security software provider AhnLab, is aimed at the gaming community of Valorant, a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows.
According to BleepingComputer, the operation provides a link to download an auto-aiming bot on the description of the video.
How Does It Work?
These cheat lures are supposedly game add-ons that allow players to aim at adversaries quickly and precisely, enabling them to win headshots without showing any expertise.
As explained by BleepingComputer, for popular multiplayer games such as Valorant, auto-aiming bots are in high demand as they allow for easy ranking progression.
How Is the Redline Info Stealer Dropped?
Players who try to download the file in the video’s description will be directed to an anonfiles website, where