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

MMORPG hacker stripped to his underwear and executed online, watched by almost a million people

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are – if you’re excuse the tautology – massively popular. The likes of Guild Wars 2 have sold millions of copies, and claim to have more than 460,000 people playing at anyone time – more than the population of Iceland – making them a certifiable success story. However, that … More MMORPG hacker stripped to his underwear and executed online, watched by almost a million people

Attention gamers: You’re targets for crime!

Video games have gone since the late 1970s and early 1980s from being a small offshoot of the “traditional” computing industry to becoming a full-fledged multi-billion dollar industry in themselves. Today, companies like Microsoft, Nintendo and SONY generate billions of dollars from sales of games and gaming consoles. To get an idea of just how … More Attention gamers: You’re targets for crime!