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

Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk

More than 800,000 usernames, email addresses, and birth dates are thought to have been stolen by hackers from online forums run by Epic Games. Epic, famed for developing popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Gears of War and Infinity Blade, are thought to have had members of their message boards exposed by hackers exploiting a … More Epic Games forums hacked again – over 800,000 gamers put at risk

Why security is a transversal issue for video games development

How many times in the field of software development have we heard that safety must be considered from the outset to the release – and subsequent maintenance – of the app or program in question? Hundreds, right? Fortunately, developers have understood this fundamental concept for programming, especially those who write code for operating systems or … More Why security is a transversal issue for video games development

Clash of Kings forum hacked, 1.6 million account details put at risk

The details of almost 1.6 million players of a popular smartphone game have reportedly been stolen after the official forums of “Clash of Kings” game were hacked. As ZDNet reports, hackers were able to break into the strategy war game forum – run by Chinese firm Elex – and make off with the usernames, email … More Clash of Kings forum hacked, 1.6 million account details put at risk

5 ways attackers are targeting gamers

Video games, websites and even apps are all in the sights of hackers hungry for better scores, more money and public notoriety. In the world of cybersecurity, some targets are obvious. For example, financial service providers and the retail stores aren’t rarely targeted as they hold lots of money. Hacking a media organisation, meanwhile, can … More 5 ways attackers are targeting gamers