Targeted attacks against Chinese online card games (sponsor presentation)

Paul Fan Qihoo 360
Wenbin Zheng Qihoo 360

Game456 is a popular online chess/card game in China. Wealthy game players will invest huge amounts of money in the game, which has consequently drawn the attention of hackers who have started to implement targeted attacks against its players. Hackers use phishing websites on search engines for chess/card games, and lure the players to download modified game programs which interfere with the fairness of the game and even allow the attackers direct access to players' accounts and passwords.

This paper will go deep into the attacking process from the beginning phase of phishing to the final phase of obtaining illegal benefit. Hackers have spent a lot of time and money to complete the attack on online chess/card games. Thus, this article also introduces how Chinese domestic security software combats hackers to protect the virtual property of users.

VB2013 takes place 2-4 October 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

The full programme for VB2013, including abstracts for each paper, can be viewed here.

Click here for more details about the conference.


We have placed cookies on your device in order to improve the functionality of this site, as outlined in our cookies policy. However, you may delete and block all cookies from this site and your use of the site will be unaffected. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to Virus Bulletin's use of data as outlined in our privacy policy.