Retail Row the merchandise retailer for the online online game Fortnite has started solely accepting Monero (XMR) as a cryptocurrency payment alternative Monero tweeted Jan. 1.Fortnite is a web based online game launched in July 2017 and developed through Epic video games which reportedly bills for greater than one hundred twenty five million players worldwide. In October 2018 Epic video games was once valued at over $15 billion in its latest funding round.Retail Row helps crypto payments carrier GloBee which enables outlets to accept cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC) Litecoin (LTC) and Ripple (XRP) at the same time XMR is the only digital currency supported by way of the shop. Purchasers might also make payments with a range of conventional ways including credit cards and PayPal.As Cointelegraph mentioned in October cybersecurity organization Malwarebytes observed that scammers were using malware targeting the Bitcoin (BTC) pockets addresses of Fortnite avid gamers. Con artists were purportedly sneaking malicious knowledge theft code into downloads that it sounds as if promised free season six Fortnite Android types amongst other bogus cheats wallhacks and aimbots. Free V-Bucks (an in-game forex) additionally concealed malicious packages of code in line with the investigation. Malwarebytes found out that misleading hyperlinks have been promoted by way of scammers YouTube channels which redirected users to downloads that conceal the malware.In June community and company security enterprise Palo Alto Networks discovered that round 5 percent of all XMR in circulation was once mined maliciously via cryptojacking. Monero reportedly had an extremely good monopoly on the cryptocurrencies specific with the aid of malware with a total of $175 million mined maliciously.The document also notes that the info does no longer comprise web-headquartered Monero miners or different miners they would not entry that means that the 5 percent is absolutely too low of a calculation.XMR is up three.27 percentage on the day and is buying and selling at $47.Forty six at press time in line with CoinMarketCap.