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‘The malware threat to online games is growing’

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, reveals the latest tactics being adopted by cyber criminals in their attempts to steal from gamers Gaming accounts are one of the hottest targets for black hats as we roll into 2015. Any form of financial investment in gaming – from paid memberships …

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Apple ‘actively investigating’ allegedly nude celebrity photo iClould hack

Apple has for the first time commented on the apparent iCloud hack that led to this week’s nude celebrity photo leak. On Sunday night hundreds of pictures of celebrities such as The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence appeared online, with claims on 4chan saying that they were obtained via a hack …

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Modders demonstrate successful Wii U Mario Kart 8 hack

The security of Nintendo’s Wii U appears to have been compromised. A speedrunner called MrBean35000vr has a released a video that shows some very basic tweaking of Mario Kart 8 using a web-browser vulnerability, such as the speeding up of in-game music. Fortunately, the hack has already been blocked by …

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Hack leaves half of UK consumers ‘wary’ of eBay

A new poll claims that 49 per cent of UK users have become wary of eBay following last week’s news of a security breach. The research, which wasconducted by YouGov for Clearswift, also found that 33 per cent of eBay users have already changed their passwords, with 52 per cent …

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Bohemia confirms DayZ hack but remains silent on source code theft claims

DayZ has fallen victim of a potentially significant hack. Reddit reports began to emerge recently that the game had actually had its entire source code stolen. Speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun publisher Bohemia has not commented on that particular claim, but has confirmed that an incident has taken place. It …

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Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has confirmed that it was last week the victim of a hack that compromised some user data. The breach occurred last Wednesday (February 12th) and saw hackers gain unauthorised access to some customer data including usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords. Fortunately, no …

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Hoax backwards compatibility hack could brick your Xbox One

Xbox One owners who follow the instructions in a supposed backwards compatibility hack face wrecking their 425 machine. Kotaku says that an image carrying instructions on how to make an Xbox One backwardly compatible with Xbox 360 games has been doing the rounds online. However, following the steps takes users …

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Crytek websites hacked, personal details may have been accessed

Crysis developer Crytek has warned users that their personal details may have been accessed in a website breach. The studio took four of its websites offline over the weekend – Crytek.com, MyCrysis.com, Crydev.net and MyCryenginge.com. Each carried the following message: "We recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some …

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Hackers attempt Apple dev site breach

Apple’s developer centre is currently offline and a message warns visitors that an attempt was made to access secure personal information of registered developers. A Turkish security researcher now claims that he was responsible for the violation, which he claims has exposed flaws in Apple’s system. Last Thursday [July 18th], …

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Ubisoft’s Uplay service hacked, user data compromised

Ubisoft sent out an email to Uplay users late last night, asking them to change their passwords following a breach of security. Reports suggest that hackers have been able to gain backdoor access to the Uplay store and have been able to download games without purchasing them. These include Far …

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