BloodyStealer trojan targeting gamers store accounts

Today: Pokémon Legends: Arceus introduces Noble Pokémon — Battlefield 2042 system requirements announced ahead of open beta — Trio of classic shoot ’em-ups coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch

BloodyStealer virus steals gamer data

BloodyStealer advertisement banner

The cyber security and anti-virus giant Kaspersky has warned of a new trojan called BloodStealer that targets gamers and steals login details to platforms like Steam.

Kaspersky reports that BloodStealer started appearing on forums where hackers sell software and services in March this year and that the trojan gathers passwords, cookies, and credit card information from infected devices.

  • BloodyStealer is professionally developed and marketed
  • Scans logs and databases to find credentials
  • Exfiltrates data by sending a zip archive to a server
  • Anti-debugging measures make the trojan hard to reverse-engineer

Data nightmare: Marketing for the trojan claims it can compromise client sessions for services like Bethesda Launcher, Epic Games Store, GOG, Origin, Steam, Telegram, and VimeWorld, as well as desktop and uTorrent files.

Wholesale victims: The trojan is spreading across Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, and the gathered usernames, passwords, and credit card details are sold in bulk. One cybercrime outfit offered 280,000 account details for $4,000.

Which wrestler played Mario in the Super Mario Bros Super Show?

a) Hulk Hogan
b) Andre the Giant
c) Lou Albano
d) Roddy Piper

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Learn more about Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Animation of Pokemon Legends: Arceus concept artwork

The Pokémon Company has revealed more about its upcoming games Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

First out is an overview trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, which reveals that Pokétch is back with features like the Dowsing Machine and the ability to use Hidden Moves like Cut or Rock Climb. Amity Square returns, and you can walk and pose for photos with up to 6 Pokémon.

Noble bosses: The new Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer reveals Noble Pokémon that can put up quite a fight along with an all new Bug/Rock-type Pokémon called Kleavor, which evolves from Scyther.

Village people: The Celestica Flute lets you summon Pokémon you can ride in order to run, swim and even fly around the world. Jubilife Village offers up photography and character customization, as well as pastures where you can keep your Pokémon safe. You can also battle the local Wardens.

Battlefield 2042 beta starts next week

Battlefield 2042 battle view, with troops assaulting a radio tower location.

EA has shared dates for the upcoming Battlefield 2042 beta tests with pre-order customers and EA Play subscribers, who will have their own testing session before the great unwashed get their opportunity.

The beta will only feature the Conquest game mode on the Orbital map and features four specialist classes: Boris, Casper, Falck and Mackay. You can find out more from the Open Beta trailer.

  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S
  • October 5th: Pre-loading beta begins
  • October 6th-7th: Pre-order/EA Play only
  • October 8th-9th: Open Beta for all players

High-tech warfare: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will support up to 64 players per match, while PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S can enjoy battles with up to 128 players.

System requirements: EA has also published minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC open beta client, and it will be interesting to see if they change once Battlefield 2042 releases on November 19th.

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing the web

Maybe your internet connection is fast, but what about your browser? The Brave Browser is built from the ground up for speed, privacy and providing an ad-free Internet.

You can opt-in for ads that respect your privacy, and even earn rewards. It’s quick and easy to use, featuring the same comforts and conveniences you expect from a modern browser.

Which wrestler played Mario in the Super Mario Bros Super Show?

Mario and Luigi played by Lou Albano and Danny Wells

ANSWER: Lou Albano!

It took a while for Mario's personality to settle down, and nothing demonstrates this quite as clearly as the Saturday morning show Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Half cartoon, half live-action sitcom, the show starred Lou Albano and Danny Wells as Mario and Luigi.

The perhaps oddest feature of the show was the celebrity guests, which included wrestlers like Roddy Piper and Sgt. Slaughter and TV personalities like Elvira. The cartoon and live-action hybrid confused the target audience, but also gave the show its cult appeal – and we can all agree Lou Albano makes for a better Mario than Chris Pratt.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!