At least this is evidenced by a new report delivered by Kaspersky, which has revealed which are the 10 most used video games in the world to distribute malware.
The report indicates that Minecraft remains at the top of the list worldwide, estimating that this emblematic title from Mojang Studios has been used to distribute malware and infect a total of 131,005 people, through 23,239 files with malicious code. .
These figures are the result of an investigation that was carried out between June last year and June 2022.Although unlike what was found last year by this same company, the number of files infected with malware has been reduced within Minecraft, although the game leads among the titles most used to distribute these viruses both in its mobile and desktop versions. PC.
As far as malware distribution routes in video games are concerned, downloading continues to be the main route (88.56 percent).
Minecraft, malware and other threats in video games
Additionally, the report mentions some other threats that are distributed through the download or features of certain video games.
Among these threats that put user information and security at risk are AdWare (4.19 percent), Trojan (2.99 percent), DangerousObject (0.86 percent), Trojan-SMS (0.49 percent), Trojan-Downloader ( 0.48 percent), WebToolbar (0.47 percent), RiskTool (0.45 percent), Exploit (0.34 percent), and Trojan-Spy (0.29 percent).
Finally, the report highlights that there is a growing trend in the distribution of malicious software to steal personal information from users such as passwords, cell phone numbers or financial information. Between June 2021 and the same month of 2022, Kaspersky estimates that 6,491 users fell victim to this type of software.
|Videogame||Number of files with malware|
|Call of Duty||8319|
|need for speed||7569|
|Grand Theft Auto||7125|