A Ubisoft stand at the 2018 E3 conference (Sergey Galyonkin/CC BY-SA 2.0).

With COVID-19 shutting down many popular forms of entertainment, millions of consumers stuck at home have increasingly turned to video games to stave off cabin fever, making the gaming industry an even more alluring target than usual for cybercriminals.

Indeed, a recent string of high-profile cyberattacks against prominent game developers such as Ubisoft, Capcom and WildWorks has reminded the industry that the threat has far from dissipated.

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