twitch chat dupes its users into clicking on free “game items” (F-Secure story) Thanks F-Secure.
The above are samples that show items to be given away, except if somebody clicks on them some malicious software(malware) is placed on the user computer. From there the malware steals all the items in your game account.
Serious gamers have to be aware of this potential pitfall. when they log into Steam not all communications may be legitimate.
This is a classic case of a water hole attack. Where if you knew someone had a Steam account one could install a much more damaging malware.