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Around 77,000 Steam accounts are stolen every month

Valve is launching a two-factor authentication Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator app to protect its users accounts against hackers. In a post on its Steam blog, the firm details the on-going issues with users accounts being accessed and pillaged for valuable in-game items. Valve estimates that 77,000 accounts are hijacked every …

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FIFA YouTubers robbed by online thieves

Six YouTube stars known for their hugely popular FIFA videos have been targeted by hackers. AnesonGib, W2S, Nepenthez, Nick28T, Bateson87 and matthdgamer have a combined audience of more than five million YouTube subscribers and post guides, tips and more video each week, with each video often seeing hundreds of thousands …

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King accused of Candy Crush Saga IP theft

In a dramatic twist to the Candy Crush Saga saga, an indie dev has accused King of stealing the idea for its IP in the first place. CVG reports that Albert Ransom, the creator of 2010 title CandySwipe, has been told by authorities that he may have to cancel the …

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MP accuses HMV of theft over gift card scandal

The Conservative MP for North Oxfordshire Tony Baldry has accused troubled retail HMV of theft. The charges relate to the retailer’s continued sale of gift vouchers until the day it went into administration and then the subsequent decision by administrators Deloitte to block their use in store. I suspect, like …

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Man accused of $100k Zynga theft is arrested

A temp worker at Zynga’s San Francisco studio has been arrested on suspicion of stealing $100,000 worth of equipment and merchandise. Keith Brown, 21, from San Ramon, was arrested at the company’s headquarters on Tuesday, according to District Attorney’s Office spokesman Omid Talai, as reported byThe SF Examiner.The alleged thefts …

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Armed robbers steal Modern Warfare 3 shipment

Up to 6,000 copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were reportedly stolen by French thieves in the early hours of yesterday morning. Eurogamer reports that a car crashed into a van carrying around €400,000 worth of video games at 8:00am on Sunday morning. Upon exiting the van, the …

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