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Capcom confirms data breach after gamers' data stolen in cyberattack

Japanese game giant Capcom has announced a data breach after confirming that attackers stole sensitive customer and employee information during a recent ransomware attack.If you grew up going to arcades or playing video games, then Capcom is instantly recognizable as the developer of well-known game franchises, including Street Fighter, Resident Evil, G
Publish At:2020-11-16 13:01 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Gaming cyber

Animal Jam kids' virtual world hit by data breach, impacts 46M accounts

The immensely popular children's online playground Animal Jam has suffered a data breach impacting 46 million accounts.Animal Jam is a virtual world created by WildWorks, where kids can play online games with other members. Geared towards children ages 7 through 11, Animal Jam has over 300 million animal avatars created by kids, with a new player r
Publish At:2020-11-11 23:48 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Gaming Software

Japanese video game firm Capcom hit by a cyberattack

Japanese video game developer and publisher Capcom has disclosed a cyberattack that impacted business operations over the weekend. Japanese game developer Capcom has admitted to have suffered a cyberattack over the weekend that is impacting business operations. The company has developed multiple multi-million-selling game franchises, including Street F
Publish At:2020-11-04 19:53 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware Capcom Gaming hacking news inf

REvil ransomware gang hacked gaming firm Gaming Partners International

The REvil ransomware operators made the headlines again, this time the gang claims to have hacked the Gaming Partners International (GPI). Gaming Partners International (GPI) is a full-service supplier of gaming furniture and equipment for casinos worldwide. The REvil ransomware gang (aka Sodinokibi) claims to have stolen info from the systems at the comp
Publish At:2020-10-31 18:23 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware casinò Gaming hack

MMO game Street Mobster leaking data of 1.9 million users due to critical vulnerability

Researchers discovered that MMO game Street Mobster is leaking data of 1.9 million users due to SQL Injection critical vulnerability. Attackers could exploit the SQL Injection flaw to compromise the game’s database and steal user data. Original Post: https://cybernews.com/street-mobster-game-leaking-data-of-2-million-players The CyberNews.com Invest
Publish At:2020-10-20 13:17 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach data leak Gaming Hacking hacking n

Razer data leak exposes personal information of gamers

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer has suffered a data leak after an unsecured database for their online store was exposed online.Razer is a Singaporean-American gaming hardware manufacturer known for their mice, keyboards, and other high-end gaming devices.Around August 19th, security researcher Bob Diachenko found an unsecured database that expos
Publish At:2020-09-12 16:08 | Read:426 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Gaming data leak

Valorant update causes VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing error, how to fix

After installing today's Valorant update, Windows users are reporting that they are unable to launch the game and are shown a  'VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing' error.Riot Games must have updated the compiler they use to build the game and forgot to include the latest Visual C++ Redistributable with the update.This mistake causes the following 'VCRUNTI
Publish At:2020-09-01 17:45 | Read:459 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Gaming

A week in security (August 17 – 23)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare cybersecurity, dug into some pandemic stats in terms of how workforces coped with going remote, and served up a crash course on malware detection. Our most recent Lock and Code podcast explored the safety of parental monitoring apps. Other cybersecurity news Under lock an
Publish At:2020-08-24 13:03 | Read:588 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Malwarebytes news a week in security awis

A brief history of video game saves and data modification

Games consoles and handhelds have always been an interesting battleground for hacking activities. The homebrew scene for using hardware in interesting ways has a long and varied history, especially where porting games to run on different platforms is concerned. Tampering with games while playing them to gain a distinct advantage has always been frowned up
Publish At:2020-06-03 11:54 | Read:780 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Hacking animal crossing gaming nintendo switch sa

Discord users tempted by bots offering “free Nitro games”

The last few weeks have seen multiple instances of problematic bots appearing in Discord channels. They bring tidings of gifts, but the reality is quite a bit different. Given so many more young kids and teens are at home during the current global lockdown, they may well see this scam bouncing around their chat channels. Worried parents may want to point the
Publish At:2020-04-17 16:31 | Read:1353 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime bots discord gaming spam streaming twitch videoga

Is Multiplayer Gaming Safe During the Quarantine?

As a result of the chaos caused by the coronavirus, hundreds of millions of people of all ages are voluntarily and sometimes involuntarily, grounded home. Streaming platforms have proven to be a haven for millions of people, but not everyone relies on Netflix and Apple TV+ to stay entertained. A big chunk of people has started exploring new horizons of onlin
Publish At:2020-04-01 05:41 | Read:1131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security gaming

Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

A player of popular gaming title Elder Scrolls Online recently took to Reddit to warn users of a phish via Playstation messaging. This particular phishing attempt is notable for ramping up the pressure on recipients—a classic social engineering technique taken to the extreme. A terms of service violation? In MMORPG land, the scammers take a theoretically pla
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:50 | Read:1586 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering elder scrolls online ESO gamers gaming ga

Solving the Gamer’s Dilemma: Security vs. Performance

As of last year, 2.2 billion1 people consider themselves gamers across the globe. Of that 2.2 billion, over 50% – 1.22 billion2 – play their game of choice on a PC. The sheer number of PC gamers throughout the world, however, has sparked the interest of cybercriminals and cyberthreats targeting gamers have spiked. Threats including malware, potentially unwan
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:2059 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer cybersecurity game performance gamer security gamer

R6DB hacked. Rainbow Six Siege service’s database wiped and held for ransom

R6DB online gaming service that provides statistics for Rainbow Six Siege gamers, was hit by hackers who wiped its database and held the data for ransom. The gaming industry is a privileged target for hackers, in the past several groups targeted the major company in the industry for profit and fun. This time hackers targeted the R6DB service that provides st
Publish At:2017-10-02 15:20 | Read:9492 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Cybercrime dat

Ourmine hackers breached into the Unity Forum

Ourmine hackers breached into the Unity Forum and informed its users that they had gained access to a database containing the details of 2 million records. The notorious hacker group OurMine made the headlines once again, this time the victim it the Unity Game Engine forum. The group has defaced and hacked the Unity forum over the weekend and used its data t
Publish At:2017-05-02 20:05 | Read:4207 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking data breach defacement G

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