As you probably know, the 2014 World Cup kicks off on June 12 in Brazil. And until the day comes that the ball stars rolling, millions of soccer fans everywhere entertain themselves with games such as Top Eleven, one of the most popular football manager games with more than 10 million fans on Facebook.
And it is precisely the game’s popularity that has led cyber-criminals to use it to steal users’ personal data.
Are you a Top Eleven fan? If you are, pay attention!
Our colleagues at PandaLabs have discovered a Windows malware that tries to pass itself off as an app to generate Top Eleven tokens to buy players with.
Evidently, that’s just a trick and if the user follows the on-screen instructions, not only will they not get any free tokens but they will risk losing access to their email or Facebook accounts.
Top Eleven Football Manager scam
- You download the app from one of the many gaming forums where it is available.
- To get the tokens, you must enter your email or Facebook account details and password.
- This data is then sent to the scammers, who use it to take control of your account, locking you out.
We know that there are many players out there looking for cheats to get more tokens, but remember, people don’t usually give something in exchange for nothing.
For that reason, we advise that you never provide any personal data or passwords in apps outside the official version of the game.