Malicious keylogger malware found lurking in highly publicized GTA V mod
Mods! They’re a big part of what makes PC gaming so great. They’re an even bigger part of the Grand Theft Auto franchise’s success on PCs. But malicious no-goodniks out there have seized advantage of the current spotlight on GTA V to slip nasty keylogger malware into some of the mods available for the game—including the otherwise awesome-looking “Angry Planes” mod that made the rounds on the big gaming sites this week.
GTA Forums member aboutseven first noticed Angry Planes misbehaving, Kotaku reports. He became suspicious when he noticed an odd C# compiler program running in his system processes, sending and receiving data across the web. Further digging revealed a Fade.exe executable buried in his PC’s Temporary Files folder, keeping logs of his activity and altering the Windows registry to silently launch at system boot. Gulp.