Does your young gamer play it safe? Six tips that will keep them well-protected

Twenty years ago, playing a game with players from the other side of the globe was just a dream. For today’s kids, this is the reality that is only a few clicks away. But cooperating or competing with complete strangers, who children know only by their nicknames, carries its risks. Although most online players are … More Does your young gamer play it safe? Six tips that will keep them well-protected

Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay close to one another… Safely!

This year, many of us will be celebrating Christmas with our loved ones virtually, however we shouldn’t underestimate the value of securing our online communication. In the run-up to Christmas, many of us are probably already making plans on how to spend it with loved ones, such as planning various get-togethers with colleagues, friends and … More Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay close to one another… Safely!

Bug in EA’s Origin client left gamers open to attacks

The gaming company has rolled out a fix for the remote code execution vulnerability, so make sure you run the platform’s latest version. Electronic Arts (EA) has fixed a security flaw in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed attackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. The vulnerability was discovered by … More Bug in EA’s Origin client left gamers open to attacks

PUBG ransomware wants you to play, not pay

An unusual ransomware, associated with computer game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, has been uncovered by researchers, dubbed MSIL/Filecoder.HD by ESET. Researchers have discovered a new piece of ransomware that holds the victim’s files hostage. This one, however, comes with a rather peculiar demand in return for recovering the files, according to a Bleeping Computer report citing research by MalwareHunterTeam. When … More PUBG ransomware wants you to play, not pay

Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in

ESET researchers have discovered a new sneaky malware threat named Joao, targeting gamers worldwide. Spread via hacked Aeria games offered on unofficial websites, the modular malware can download and install virtually any other malicious code on the victim’s computer. To spread their malware, the attackers behind Joao have misused massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) originally published by … More Gamescom 2017: It’s all fun and games until black hats step in