Minecraft cheaters tried to steal accounts and instead downloaded ransomware

According to cybersecurity agencies, Minecraft cheaters in Japan are suffering from some instant karma Fortinet. Wannabe hackers are becoming the target of data-damaging ransomware that disguised as a list of stolen Minecraft accounts.

Such a list is theoretically attractive to players who want to be anonymous to prevent the main account from being blocked, most obviously to avoid cheating, grief, and other bad behaviors. Although it is not clear how many Japanese Minecraft players fall into the ransomware trap, Fortinet has detailed the effect of this attack.