Steam Accounts Hijacked

In the fast paced world of online gaming, it comes as no surprise when scams come along. Pretty much every facet of the various cultures around the world have those that are looking for get-rich-quick schemes. In the realm of the internet, it's potentially as devastating as some of the things that have happened in real life to innocent people. But this is not one of those instances, and in fact, is more a brief heads up for those that would somehow fall for the newest thing going around.

If you're a Twitch user, you may have seen something recently trying to trick people into entering a weekly drawing for a free Counterstrike: Global Offensive prize. Something like this should always raise a red flag if from a random person in the chat, just like people avoid the posts on social media from bot accounts promising ways to make money from home. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. For those who threw caution to the wind, they were brought to a website asking for your name and email which then in turn installs a file on your computer capable of hijacking your steam account, draining you of funds in your steam wallet and trading off your steam items. The moral of the story once again is, just don't click things from random people promising prizes.