Written by, Andriana Moskovska
Updated November, 7, 2022
The widely known game company Riot Games has instituted legal proceedings against unidentified scammers who took advantage of its name to start a phishing scam that focuses on people who want to work with them.
The overall concept of this attack is for the scammers to hopefully get as many victims as possible with their ‘phishing net.’ Even though many scammers follow this type of phishing attack, some of them try to target particular people.
Since Riot Games is known for League of Legends, an online game with over 10 million players, this makes the perfect opportunity for scammers to take advantage of many gamers.
As stated in Polygon’s report, Riot Games filed a suit against unknown third-party people who offered jobs to people to work at the company. Given that the company is a distinguished one, many people have fallen victim to the scam, thinking that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Riot Games lawyers reported that the victims are mostly young players who are inexperienced in the field of phishing scams and just wish to get some work experience with the company. The attackers hunt these kinds of people with the intention of getting their sensitive personal data.
The scam is so well-planned and organized that it includes many procedures which will eventually end with the victims sending funds for the ‘needed equipment.’
As a result of phishing scams and millions of people being exposed to their private information, try to use an antivirus that is good for these types of threats, especially one that will keep you safe from them.
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