Malware Scam Targeted at Friday the 13th Game Backers

Malware Scam Targeted at Friday the 13th Game Backers

A malware scam has been targeted at Friday the 13th backers, which claims to generate a beta key for the crowdfunded horror game.

In a post to the game’s Kickstarter, developer Gun Media and IllFonic said that backers shouldn’t visit links claiming to grant codes for the game, nor run any associated programs.

“Again, if it doesn't emanate directly from us or our partners (press, or streamers), don't trust it,” reads the official post. “We have not given out any codes to date, we have only taken email addresses to send them out when we get closer to the date of the Beta Test. There will be no official code generator app or website for our game. Do not be bilked by scammers.”

Similar tactics aren’t uncommon, but usually they only happen to larger-profile games.

Thanks to Luke Batt for the tip!



 

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Comments Comments (4)

 
Posted by ninja
On Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 5:05 PM
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Well that just sucks!
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 6:11 PM
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Sc*m of the earth strikes again I see
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 6:11 PM
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8 June 2016, 06:11 PM Reply to Nick2016NZ
Sc*m of the earth strikes again I see
That word is censored? Seriously? Lolwut
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 8:13 PM
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Pretty sure nearly all key generators are flagged as malware by most antivirus programs. This to me reads they're aware of keygens out there & since they want people to buy the game (which is obviously fair enough) it would be good if you stayed away from them.