'Fortnite' cheaters are reportedly being targeted by scammers.



With the battle royale title proving hugely popular, it appears the latest set of Trojan horse malware is using Android apps offering free V-bucks or cheats for phishing schemes and more.

As reported by Malwarebyte Labs, Anumber of Android apps are meant to copy 'Fortnite' while promising certain advantages like "bogus cheats, wallhacks, and aimbots".

However, the apps then hand out surveys which are phishing schemes, including one YouTube video which referred to a download EXE, which sent data back to an index file in the Russian Federation.

It's said that the malware was set to steal browser and Steam session information, along with cookies and even Bitcoin wallets.

The cheating woes come as Epic Games confirmed it has bought Helsinki-based Kamu, which offers game security, telemetry and managements services.

The studio's Tim Sweeney CEO said working with the anti-cheating company has "been key to building a vibrant Fortnite multiplayer experience that's fair for all players".

Epic hasn't shied away from targeting people trying to cheat with 'Fortnite', even taking legal action against two alleged chears - one just 14 years old - for copyright infringement.

In a statement, Sweeney added: "Building and launching games today is incredibly challenging, and only half the battle.

"Kamu's tools for managing live games help developers grow and sustain their games successfully after launch. At Epic, we succeed when developers succeed!"