11 year old Canadian writes Runescape Malware


When you were eleven years old, you probably – like this writer – concerned yourself with some of life’s more mundane joys. Bike rides with your friends. Perhaps a spin on the ol’ Nintendo (or Super Nintendo). Homework. Stuff like that.

Oh, how times have changed.

According to a new report from AVG, kids as young as eleven are apparently brushing up on their coding skills and using a bit of ingenuity to trick fellow gamers – young and old – into giving up sensitive information.

…the malware in question was actually designed to send one’s account information on over to a specific email address. That email address, said AVG representatives in an interview with BBC News, was registered to an eleven-year-old in Canada.

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