Gamers downloading from Steam should beware of fake game pages, after a spate of clone titles were found on the service hiding harmful malware.
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Real-world hacking has long since spawned legions of more glamorous portrayals in videogames. Here are five of the best that take hacking and elevate it to thrilling levels.
Is America's new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center a step forward? Or a duplication of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS?
Gamers have become major targets for hackers - from large-scale attacks against gaming companies, to small-scale scams carried out via game chat channels. But a few easy security steps should help keep your precious rig at full speed - and safe.
Cybercriminals once again had gamers in their sights this week, with leaks of multiple account details and a new Steam scam - but there was good news in the form of upgraded security on Whatsapp, and dawning awareness on privacy.
Gamers on the popular Steam gaming service have been targeted with phishing scams via the service’s popular Marketplace - with apparent ‘bargains’ offering a sting in the tail.
The hit shoot ‘em up Destiny has been targeted by a cybercriminal gang thought to be behind recent attacks on game companies including Sony and Blizzard, creators of World of Warcraft.
Gamers have reported losing millions of dollars to hackers running customised 'Grand Theft Auto V' software which allows them to steal weapons, loot money, and even make people blow up in their own apartments.
Gamers and cellphone users were targeted by criminal groups around the world this week - while retailers continued to suffer at the hands of POS malware, and a phishing campaign highlighted just how hot Bitcoin is right now.
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 - with its own brand of criminal.
The gaming industry keeps growing, and the crowds at Cologne's Gamescom 2014, show why big game titles are rapidly becoming a target for cybercrime. Our tips will help you enjoy the latest games - without hackers declaring 'Game Over'.
Victims of the notorious attack against Sony’s online gaming service and associated websites in 2011, which exposed details for up to 77 million subscribers, are to be offered $15m in digital goods as compensation.
FBI names as "Most Wanted" the leader of cyber criminal gang based in Russia and Ukraine responsible for both GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker schemes, as law enforcement agencies crack down on cyber crime infrastructure.
Activision Blizzard - makers of game hits such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft - have taken “aggressive” legal moves against gamers who use illegal software to cheat in games - in particular, the hit strategy title Starcraft 2.
Will the future be a murderous game of 'smart device' Cluedo, where Colonel Mustard meets his death at the hands of a Wi-Fi pacemaker, and Miss Scarlett is consumed in a Smart Home-ignited blaze. Not likely, says David Harley - where's the profit motive?
Pat Garratt: PC gamers will always be easy prey for cyber gangs – but it’s not ALL our fault, says industry veteran
Patrick Garratt is a 15-year veteran of the gaming industry, having been behind the launches of major news sites such as Eurogamer and VG247 - but in the DIY, anything-goes world of PC gaming, even he still falls for a scam or two. Is it REALLY his fault, though?
Players of the hit game have been targeted with a Trojan disguised as a semi-official add-on client for the game, made by Curse - but it is fake, laced with a Trojan which steals passwords, account emails and authenticator information at once, Blizzard said.
One of the largest cyber 'war games' ever created tested thousands of banking staff across London’s investment banks against the ‘worst case scenario’ - a major cyber attack on stock exchanges.
A cyber “war game” will test Britain’s financial system to its limits in a virtual attack which will test the defenses of banks, markets and payments systems against a simulated "major" attack by cybercriminals.
Android gamers have been warned to be wary of Grand Theft Auto V’s official “partner” app – Grand Theft Auto iFruit – after a slew of fake, malicious apps appeared online in advance of the real version. The app, available now on iPhone, allows gamers to customise cars, and interact with a virtual pet –