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Okay, so that headline is definitely a mouthful. But the gist is this, a seemingly innocent indie game by the name of Abstractism that looked like another minimalist platformer turned out to be something far more sinister. After several players noted that it included malware disguised as a Steam process further investigation concluded that it was secretly installing cryptocurrency mining software. Yikes. But that's not all.

In addition to potentially hijacking people's computers to mine cryptocurrency and in effect reduce performance, the developer added item drops to the game with a post detailing how the longer you leave the game running the better drops you get. Very suspicious. Especially when the use of CPU, GPU, RAM, and so forth was discovered to be consistent with crypto mining.

And then there's this.

The rare TF2 Australium Rocket Launcher, that sells for over $100 USD on the Steam Community Market. Which a user traded for under the assumption that it wasn't, well, worthless. As of this posting both the fake items and the game Abstractism is no longer available on Steam and has been pulled by Valve.

For an in-depth breakdown of the whole issue, there's the following video by YouTuber SidAlpha.

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