Part of our digital experience on PC and mobile is knowing that hackers will always be on the lookout. Although there are generations with responsible and preventive use of equipment to avoid falling into their traps, there are others who do not and that is where they are at risk. Recently, the operation of an alleged NFT game from the popular Pokémon franchise was revealed, which is actually a hoax to take control of equipment and user data.
Hackers seek to attack through a fake Pokémon NFT game
A report from Bleeping Computer alerted to a site that poses as a new Pokémon NFT video game and whose objective is to break the security of PCs to make them susceptible to malware. This page shows the title Pokemon Card Game and includes the image of a Pokéball to try to get the attention of users and make them think that it is something official. At the same time, it shows a gallery of colorful images of some creatures from the franchise, highlighting that it is a title that can earn you Pokémon NFTs.
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There is no NFT Pokemon game and care should be taken with such a Pokemon Card Game
However, the risk is in the icon that says “Play now on PC” because in case of clicking it will download a supposed Pokemon Card Game installer that is actually a NetSupport RAT executable, which will allow a third party to take control of the PC and can access user data, in addition to exposing the computer to cyber attacks.
While many players may not fall for it as it is known that none of Pokémon exists outside of The Pokémon Company, Nintendo and related companies, and that NFTs have no longer been a major fraud, it is also true. that today, more than ever, there are many young people and even children using PCs and they are the population targeted by this hoax since they could be attracted by the official logos and the idea of winning an NFT.
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While we’re on the subject of NFTs and the fraudulent disaster their scene became, an investigation into the token game that YouTuber Logan Paul had planned revealed that it was a hoax that only made a group of criminals rich. Now, the content creator denies that he knew about the background of these people and even said he was also scammed.
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