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Free-to-play indie game Moirai shut down after database attack

The makers of a completely free quirky indie mystery title have been forced to abandon the title following ongoing malicious attempts to breach its database. Moirai was released in 2013 and used a clever mechanic. [Spoilers] At one stage players would encounter a certain character. After a bit of dialogue, …

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Nintendo will pay you to find Switch exploits

Hackers who can unearth Switch software vulnerabilities could land themselves a cash reward from Nintendo. Nintendo kicked off its HackerOne scheme last year last year. It offered payouts of up to $20k for anyone who could successfully identify security issues and vulnerabilities with the 3DS. Piracy, cheating and save modding …

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Blizzard successfully sues cheat maker Bossland in US

World of Warcraft and Overwatch developer Blizzard has won a US lawsuit against bot maker Bossland. The German company has been ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6m having been found guilty of nearly 43,000 counts of copyright infringement. Bossland had tried to have the case dismissed but chose not to defend …

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1bn Yahoo accounts compromised in world’s biggest data breach

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted that around one billion accounts were likely compromised in a 2013 data breach. You may be thinking that you’ve read this story before. Yahoo confirmed a few months ago that around half a billion accounts were hacked in 2014, but it looks – astonishingly – …

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FIFA hackers stole millions from EA, FBI believes

EA was the victim of a sophisticated hacking program that tapped into unearned FIFA coin funds. That’s what the FBI has claimed, Kotaku reports, after it came to light that it is taking four men to court for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. It is alleged that the defendants, who …

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest data breach

Around half a billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in a security breach in 2014, it has been confirmed. The hackers, whom Yahoo has said were state-sponsored, accessed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and even security questions and answers, as were encrypted passwords. The news could very well cast …

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Warframe hack saw 775k emails leaked

Developer Digital Extreme has revealed that its online shooter Warframe was the victim of a hack back in November 2014. The studio claims to have only just discovered the breach, which saw 775k user email leaked from an older version of the title’s content management system. Passwords, credit card details …

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Hackers claim they took down Pokemon Go servers

Did you have trouble trying to get Pokemon Go to work over the blistering hot UK weekend? You weren’t alone. Many users struggled to access the game at various points across Friday and Saturday, and while service was largely restored on Sunday, connectivity to the game’s servers remained a little …

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Ubisoft offers no second chances for Rainbow Six Siege cheats

Zero tolerance seems to be very much the flavour of the month. After Blizzard last week told cheaters that they would face a lifetime ban from Overwatch if caught bending the rules, Ubisoft has unveiled its own no-holds-barred cheating policy. We are introducing a permanent ban on first offense for …

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Blizzard being ruthless with its Overwatch cheating bans

Those who decide to cheat at Overwatch can expect the very harshest retaliation from developer Blizzard. In an age where PC players of titles like Dark Souls 3 and The Division have to endure some quite serious hacking among the online community, Blizzard says it is determined to make sure …

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