A new form of malware is active that steals Bitcoin from people who cheat in Call of Duty. The software’s attacks are aimed at players who purchase cheat software. In total, 4.9 million accounts at Activision Blizzard and the game store Battle.net were hacked.

“Victims have reported that their Electrum Bitcoin wallets have been emptied. We do not know how much money was stolen,” said vx-underground.

Less bad than it seems?

If we can believe PhantomOverlay, the hack is less serious than it seems and the numbers mentioned by vx-underground are exaggerated. According to PhantomOverlay, more than 50 percent of the logins in the database are pure junk and accounts that hackers cannot use.

At another point, the hack is again called the “largest malware campaign in the history of the gaming/cheating community.”

Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty, has now contacted the website that sells the cheat software. Together with PhantomOverlay, they will help the millions of affected users.

By the way, this is not the only Bitcoin hack this week. On Tuesday, the founder of a Bitcoin Ordinals project had to bare his buttocks to admit that funds had disappeared.

Ordinal Rugs Hacked

It concerns Ordinals Rugs (what’s in the name) who claim that they were victims of one wallet drainer phishing attack, targeting the Bitcoin Rock Discord server. The thieves allegedly made off with 1.47 Bitcoin (approximately $100,000) and 4 Bitcoin worth of Ordinal’s inscriptions worth more than $200,000.

This capital was stolen from the wallet of the pseudonymous founder Archon.

“No funds/accounts/logins related to Ordinal Rugs were compromised during this hack… this was just my personal wallet and I can only blame myself for this. Needless to say, I won’t let this happen again,” Archon said.

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