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Scammers con kids into paying for “free” Fortnite concert

Scammers using a major event to separate fools from their money is nothing new so several took advantage of the first live concert ever streamed through the massively popular video game Fortnite to sell non-existent tickets to gullible game players. In February Fortnite hosted DJ Marshmello who played a 10-minute set inside the game that…
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Fixed Fortnite flaws could have enabled account takeovers

A series of vulnerabilities in the hugely popular online survival game Fortnite could have allowed malicious actors to take over players’ accounts, prompting developer Epic Games to fix the issues before a major incident transpired, according to researchers who discovered the program. Had the flaws been exploited, attackers could have victimized gamers by viewing their…
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Syrk ransomware comes disguised as Fortnite cheat tool to ambush gamers

Cybercriminals have set a trap for Fortnite gamers, creating a ransomware program that comes disguised as a cheat hack, but actually encrypts files and then deletes them every two hours unless the victim pays up. The ransomware is named Syrk, but researchers at Cyren say in a blog post published this week that it is…
Cyber gangs battle to take down Xbox and PlayStation gaming networks for Christmas.
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Gaming industry has become popular target of credential stuffing attacks: study

A company’s recent analysis of credential abuse activity over a 17-month period uncovered roughly 55 billion credential stuffing attack attempts against various online services, roughly 12 billion of which targeted the gaming industry. Researchers at Akamai Technologies revealed the data in their latest State of the Internet/Security report, which specifically focuses on web attacks and…
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