video game

Ubisoft takes DDoS-for-hire website to court over attacks on video game servers

Video game maker Ubisoft gas filed a lawsuit against the alleged operators of a DDoS-for-hire website, claiming they are “well aware of the harm” the service has caused for the company, after its Rainbow Six: Siege servers were disrupted.

Untitled Goose Game security hole could have allowed hackers to wreak havoc

The highly popular “Untitled Goose Game” has been found to be vulnerable to an attack that could allow hackers to run malicious code on your computer.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Operation ShadowHammer: Hackers planted malware code in video games

Hackers infected Asian video game software houses by poisoning developer tools, leaving game players with trojanised code running on their computers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey suffers DDoS attack at launch

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the action role-playing video game set in Ancient Greece, had its launch on Friday disrupted by crippling distributed denial-of-service attacks.

You’ll have to disable a recommended Android security setting to install Fortnite

Encouraging Android users to download apps from non-official sources is not a good idea from the security point of view, but Epic Games wants to maximise its profits.

Cyberpunk 2077 developers blackmailed after hackers steal plans for upcoming video game

An unnamed group of hackers have targeted a developer of highly popular video games.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

The free Nintendo Switch emulator you stumbled upon? Sorry, it’s a fake!

If you want to play a game available for Nintendo Switch, you should just buy a Nintendo Switch. You shouldn’t go online looking for free workarounds or substitutes.

David Bisson reports.

FBI says FIFA Ultimate Team console game hackers stole millions in virtual currency

Theft, even if virtual, is still theft.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Pokémon Go for Windows? Beware ransomware!

Ransomware disguises itself as a version of Pokémon Go for Windows in an attempt to lure unsuspecting game players.

David Bisson reports.

Drupalgeddon hits Warframe – nearly 800,000 gamers’ account details being sold on the net

Are you a fan of Warframe?

Is so, Digital Extremes, the company behind the popular online game has some bad news for you.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Pokémon GO goes down. Hackers claim responsibility

Both the OurMine and PoodleCorp hacking gangs appear to be taking credit for Pokémon GO being offline over the weekend.

But might there be a more down-to-earth explanation?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Couldn’t care less about Pokémon Go? Get this Chrome extension

Chrome users may be interested in a new browser extension called PokeGone: Remove Pokemon from the Internet! Sick and tired of hearing about Pokemon? PokeGone will take care of that! This extension will stop your eyes from seeing grown adults raving on about Pokemon – simple as. Remove all traces of Pokemon from the internet

Privacy scare over Pokémon Go app for iOS

Concerns have been raised about whether Pokémon Go is considering privacy and security properly when it interacts with your Google account.

Android users warned of malicious Pokémon Go app

Security researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a malicious Pokémon Go app that installs a backdoor on Android devices: Proofpoint researchers discovered an infected Android version of the newly released mobile game Pokemon GO. This specific APK was modified to include the malicious remote access tool (RAT) called DroidJack (also known as SandroRAT), which would virtually

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Chrome extensions raid your Steam account

Remember, the fact that an add-on or extension has been made available for your browser is no guarantee that it hasn’t been coded with malice in mind.

Beware GTA V mods infecting your PC with malware

Angry Planes and No Clip mods found infecting the computers of Grand Theft Auto video game fans.