Cyber ​​gopniks extort Steam keys from developers. The impudent ones were skillfully besieged

Looks like there are extortion cases on Steam. The developer was intimidated by negative reviews if he did not give free keys to the game.

The developer under the nickname COWCAT shared the case of cyber racketeering on his Twitter account. After posting their game BROK the InvestiGator on Steam, COWCAT began receiving emails demanding free access keys. The author was not at a loss and in response sent out access only to the first chapter of the game. The logic is simple: if these are real reviewers, then if an error occurs, they will turn to the developer with a problem, if the scammers, they will remain silent, as they will simply resell the keys.

After a while, negative reviews about the game rained down on COWCAT. They were placed by the curators in a section that does not affect the overall rating of the game. However, there is speculation that ransomware has begun to receive complaints from deceived customers who got a “stripped down” game.

The victim intends to contact Steam support for further investigation and suppression of such acts of blackmail.

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