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Game PULLED From Steam Over Cryptocurrency Mining Accusations

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2y Aug 1, 2018
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Valve should curate the Steam store. We’ve just had another big reminder why the company’s policy to allow everything on the storefront is a bad idea. Abstractism. A “trivial” platformer that has been pulled from steam after accusations it installed malware, trojans to users’ PCs to mine cryptocurrency with them.

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Sources:
SidAlpha Done a Vid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xClkx9UzsmE&feature=youtu.be
Abstractism on Steam - https://store.steampowered.com/app/781600/Abstractism/
Steam - https://steamcommunity.com/app/781600/discussions/0/1762481957312736653/
Steam reviews response - https://steamcommunity.com/id/cmyki/recommended/781600/#developer_response
Item Drops Update - https://steamcommunity.com/games/781600/announcements/detail/1673535321780508509

EG - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-30-steam-game-abstractism-turns-pcs-into-cryptocurrency-miners
Steam numbers - https://twitter.com/Steam_Spy/status/951086588573995008
Steam allows everything - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44393415
CSO Online Article on Cryptojacking - https://www.csoonline.com/article/3267572/encryption/how-to-detect-and-prevent-crypto-mining-malware.html
Poor Asian Boy’s post on Steam - https://forums.backpack.tf/topic/67771-new-scam-1st-time-scammed-in-3-years/

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