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‘Abstractism’ (Cryptojacking scam)

Cryptojacking came to light with a game called “Abstractism.” Launched on the Steam marketplace in 2018 by developer Okalo Union and publisher dead.team, the game appeared as a 2D platformer on the surface. However, hidden deep within was malware that utilized players’ PCs for crypto mining right under their noses. This landed the companies in legal trouble and placed Steam under scrutiny for its open market design.