video game

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.

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MMORPG hacker stripped to his underwear and executed online, watched by almost a million people

Guild Wars 2’s security team acts as judge, jury and execution on teleporting hacker.

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

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1800+ Minecraft usernames and passwords leak online

A list of 1800 Minecraft usernames and passwords has been published online – potentially allowing anyone to break into your account and cause mayhem in the popular chunky 3D world.

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

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North Korean parody game cancelled after “Sony-inspired” hack

Video games developers have blamed a hack “inspired” by the recent attack on Sony Pictures for their decision to cancel a game they were creating featuring Kim Jong-Un.

Read more in my article on the Foursys blog.

Doom-playing Canon printer raises security concerns about Internet of Things

If you can hack a wireless printer to play one of the most famous video games of all time, what else can you do with it?

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How a five-year-old hacked his dad’s Xbox One, only to be rewarded by Microsoft [VIDEO]

A five-year-old boy has found a serious and easily exploited security vulnerability in Microsoft’s Xbox One games console, that allows unauthorised parties to log into Xbox Live accounts without the correct password.

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

Hacker claims to have jailbroken PlayStation 4 to play pirated games, and upset Sony

Wherever you stand on the debate of whether people should be able to jailbreak their home entertainment devices, one thing is for sure.

Hackers really don’t like Sony.

Hackers play Asteroids on US government websites

To have one website fall foul of Asteroid-loving hackers may be regarded as a misfortune; but to have two looks like carelessness.

Nintendo fixes Wii U network after claims of accidental hack

Just hours after the US launch of Nintendo’s latest game console, the Wii U, a video game fan claims that he accidentally “hacked” into the console’s online component – the Miiverse.

Hacking businesses via your iPad can be all fun and games

Limit your malicious hacking to entertaining games like Uplink. At least there you’re not doing any real harm, and aren’t going to end up behind bars.

Mario Kart on Facebook? Fast-spreading scam hits many users’ accounts

Facebook users are tricked into believing that they can play Mario Kart on the social network.

In reality, they’re helping to put money into the pockets of scammers.

EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack

EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and Escapist Magazine all feel the pain as their websites are attacked by LulzSec.

Epic Games goes public over website hack

Gears of War videogame developer Epic falls for hacker attack.

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Codemasters warns customers after hackers steal data

UK-based game developers Codemasters has fallen foul of hackers, who have broken into their network and stolen customer information.

Square Enix confirms website hack, email addresses and resumes stolen

Resumes of job hunters and email addresses of video game fans have been stolen by hackers in an attack on the Eidos and “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” websites.

PlayStation Network hacked: Personal data of up to 70 million people stolen

Users of Sony’s PlayStation Network are at risk of identity theft after hackers broke into the system, and accessed the personal information of videogame players.