Why gamers are attractive targets for cybercriminals

The growing number of gaming enthusiasts, wide variety of methods to monetize attacks, and large sums of money that circulate in this industry are only some of the reasons that gamers are attractive targets for online hackers Nowadays, people of all ages play video games. Of the approximately 7.5 billion people who live in the … More Why gamers are attractive targets for cybercriminals

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

Top 5 threats for online gamers and how to avoid them

We all know how much you enjoy playing – socially, professionally or casually – video games, which is why we want to take this opportunity to share more information about safe online gaming. Previously we have discussed how to protect yourself while playing, with professional online gamers offering advice based on their knowledge and experience as … More Top 5 threats for online gamers and how to avoid them

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