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Epic Games rebuts ransomware gang’s 189GB data hack claim

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This story looks to be a case of not everything posted on the internet is true: A ransomware gang made a bold claim on...

Fractured Online suffers a nasty admin hack that sees every player city in the game wiped out

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The relaunched early access world of Fractured Online has suffered something of an apocalypse as Dynamight Studios CEO Jacopo Gallelli reported on Discord early...

Ukraine-based STALKER 2 dev studio has been hacked and blackmailed by a pro-Russian group

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We haven't been tracking the development trajectory of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl very closely, particularly since it's projecting a December 2023 launch with...

Wizard101 admits the in-game alert system hijacking last weekend was an external hack

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Over the weekend, we covered the bizarre news that someone was filling up Wizard101's in-game alert system with malicious text and vulgar messages attacking...
Oh, awesome.

Neopets gets hacked for all user account data and source code, hacker offers everything for sale for bitcoin

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So who had "Neopets gets hacked and sold on the black market" on their 2022 bingo card?  When you think about online games, you...

The FBI says it was a North Korean hacker gang that crimed Axie Infinity for $620M

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At the tail end of March, we reported on a massive hack of exploitative play-to-earn blockchain job/game Axie Infinity. At the time, the hackers...

Teen hackers plunder software giants like Microsoft and Ubisoft

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If I was ever granted three wishes by a genie, I can assure you that one of those wishes would be spent on a...

EA suffers major data breach while CDPR says its own breach targeted more than just source code

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"It's been a bad day for security in games," MOP's Andy sighed in team chat earlier today, and unfortunately, he's quite right. For starters, EA...
That'll cost you money.

Switch owner? Go enable two-factor authentication for your Nintendo account

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Multiple sites are reporting this afternoon that Nintendo accounts appear to be under siege. Following a Eurogamer piece yesterday chronicling Nintendo account holders and...

Researchers discover nasty Steam security loophole that Valve allegedly initially brushed off

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We all know that Steam is a pretty popular program for gamers, with over 100 million registered users and millions of people online at...

Cyberespionage MMO Spycursion plans a hackable media system with blackmailable journalists

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Earlier this spring, I was disappointed by the failed Kickstarter for Spycursion. Defun Games had put up an MMO intended to support a "living...

Spycursion is an indie cyberespionage sandbox MMO hitting Kickstarter this month

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So here's a new MMO those of you into espionage and spooks and hackers might like: It's a "continuously evolving" MMORPG sandbox called Spycursion,...
ROBOT ROCK - wait, can't play that song.

The Daily Grind: Have any of your MMO accounts ever been hacked?

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For all I know, all of my authenticators are just placebos; I've never actually had an account get hacked. There are accounts I've lost...
Caw! Polly is no longer the apex predator!

Atlas hackers strike again with the return of the dreaded air whale

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It's raining whales! What the heck, it's now raining whales?! Hoist sails! That's the ancient sea shanty players of Atlas were learning to sing when...

Grapeshot Games is working to combat Atlas hackers

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It's been a bit of a rough start for Grapeshot Games's open-world survival MMO Atlas since it launched late last month, and it's clear...
HOORAY

Fallout 76 still has lots of fun hacks that are being tracked down

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What do you get when you combine a company legendary for its ability to release buggy or unpolished games and an online game with...
Oh my.

New Bless Online producer’s letter tackles optimization issues and hacking

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The saga of Bless Online's turbulent Western release (which we dove into last week) continues with a new producer's letter posted today, this time...

CCP banned over 1800 EVE Online botters in January alone

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If you've been paying any attention at all to EVE Online over the past few months, you know that the playerbase's anger over the...

Heroes and Generals orders a tactical strike on cheaters

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The World War II MMO Heroes and Generals is fighting more than just the Nazis this week. The team announced that it was performing...

Riot Games wins $10M in a lawsuit against League of Legend cheating software

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At least today, cheating does not prosper, particularly for those who attempted to circumvent the rules in League of Legends. A court awarded $10 million...

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