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Halo: Reach Recon Armor License Key Code Generators Infected with Malware

Microsoft is warning fans of the game to steer clear of some code generators which promise to deliver the rare armor, but instead infect their computers with malware. “New Halo: Reach gamers turn to code generators to help them get the in-game item that they didn’t earn. Attackers have been quick at noticing this trend and starting to exploit it,” explained Marianne Mallen.

“We came across two samples, detected as PWS:Win32/Fignotok.A, named “Mod V3xD.exe” (Sha1: 1855974d848568968f4c97871a70fa42aff8fbc8) and “Halo Reach Flaming Recon.exe”(Sha1: 775c62aa8530eb616ff5444298d3dc4cff5c823e),” Mallen said.

“both drop a file “haloreachflamingrecon.exe” to generate code for Recon Armor, but instead steals user’s Xbox Live credentials.

Offered as “Halo Reach Generator.exe” (Sha1: 7ab2f6cbacd967aa72360af76e666e3c6cbf56ec) the malware is a worm which harvests user data.

“This worm can spread via removable drives and can steal sensitive information as well,” Mallen added.


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