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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:461 | 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:315 | 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:794 | 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:1023 | 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:8523 | 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:3420 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking data breach defacement G

R2Games company breached for the second time in two years, over one million accounts compromised

R2Games compromised for the second time in a few years, more than one million accounts of U.S., France, German, and Russian forums compromised. Once again, the hackers target a gaming firm, the online gaming company Reality Squared Games (R2Games) has been breached for the second time in just two years. The news was reported by the data breach notification s
Publish At:2017-04-26 07:50 | Read:4713 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking data breach Gaming R2Games

Valve is going to fix a serious vulnerability in Steam online gaming platform

The online game platform Steam is fixing a serious bug that could be exploited to redirect users to malicious websites and take over their profile. The popular online game platform Steam is going to fix a serious vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to redirect users to malicious websites, use their market funds, and also change their profile. It
Publish At:2017-02-08 07:00 | Read:3738 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime Gaming Steam Va

Phantom Squad and PoodleCorp tango down against Steam and Origin Servers

The servers of the Steam gaming platform and Origin are down. Phantom Squad and PoodleCorp are claiming responsibility for the attacks. It’s holiday time and hackers can transform this period in a nightmare for gamers. Two years ago Lizard Squad hackers took down the networks of Sony PSN and Microsoft XBox Live. Now the notorious Phantom Squad group ha
Publish At:2016-12-23 20:10 | Read:3074 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking EA Gaming Origin Phantom Squad Pierlui

Democracy has died of dysentery: The Voter Suppression Trail

Despite a number of potential digital threats, voter fraud remains a mostly imaginary problem in this country, a specter raised by politicians seeking to justify ever-more stringent rules designed to suppress voter turnout in areas unfavorable to them.But in a largely post-truth political discourse, simply pointing out that this is a fact doesn’t seem to
Publish At:2016-11-04 15:30 | Read:4338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Government Gaming

33 million records exposed after the Evony data breach

The website and the forum of the Evony gaming company were hacked this summer and as a result 33 Million of its gamers have their data compromised. Data of more than 33 million accounts of the Evony gaming company were stolen as result of a data breach occurred in June. Evony is the company that developed the popular game Evony: Age II, that is played by mor
Publish At:2016-10-14 23:25 | Read:3461 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Evony data bre

Minecraft World Map data breach, 71,000 accounts leaked online

The popular security expert Troy Hunt reported some 71,000 user accounts and IP addresses have been leaked from the website Minecraft World Map. Another data breach affects the gaming industry, this time, 71,000 Minecraft World Map accounts has been leaked online after the ‘hack.’ Some 71,000 user accounts and IP addresses have been leaked from M
Publish At:2016-08-31 19:35 | Read:3342 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking data breach hacking Gaming

vBulletin vulnerabilities exposed more than 27 million users’ records

Security vulnerabilities in the vBulletin platform have exposed more than 27 million accounts, many of them belonging to gamers on mail.ru. The Data breach monitoring service LeakedSource has disclosed 11 new data breaches. Security vulnerabilities in the vBulletin platform have exposed more than 27 million accounts, the majority of which belongs to three ga
Publish At:2016-08-25 17:25 | Read:4115 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Cybercrime data breach for

Sony Introduces Two-Factor Authentication to PlayStation Network

PlayStation and PSP owners can now add an extra layer of security to their accounts by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA), announced the electronics and gaming company on Wednesday.Users who choose to activate the additional security feature will sign in to their accounts using their passwords, as well as a verification code that is sent to their mobil
Publish At:2016-08-25 15:30 | Read:3436 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News 2FA gaming Sony two-factor authenticati

Epic Games forums hacked again, thousands of account logins stolen

The Epic Games forums hacked again, more than 800,000 logins accounts have been stolen, with more than half a million from Unreal Engine’s forums. Epic Games forums breached again, salted passwords of 808,000 Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum accounts have been exposed. The stolen records from Epic Games include email addresses, birth dates, an
Publish At:2016-08-23 10:30 | Read:3616 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Cybercrime dat

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