Minecraft Players Hit with Vicious Malware

Avast Software, developer of the Avast Antivirus applications has announced that a huge 50,000 Minecraft PC players have been exposed to a savage Malware designed to “reformat hard-drives and delete backup data and system programs”, over the last 30 days alone. According to the company’s official blog, the malicious script is embedded in downloadable Minecraft “skins” created in PNG file format that can be uploaded to the game from various unofficial sources. You can read about it in more detail here.

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At the time of writing, Mojang has been made aware of the security threat and is currently in the process of fixing points of vulnerability.

Thanks, Kotaku!