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Why Online Video Gaming Will Be The Next Industry Under Cyber Attack
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fredweiser
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fredweiser,
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1/9/2019 | 12:09:22 AM
Re: Beyond gold farming
Nowadays, with the help of advanced technology and popularity, the online video gaming industry has expanded rapidly over these years. There are a variety of video games that have been launched last year which has increased the popularity and growth of this industry. There are many online gaming sites like Instant Gaming, FIFA Coin, etc., are also available which have become extremely popular, and gives very high quality of games.
Panopticon_Matt
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Panopticon_Matt,
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5/16/2016 | 10:31:41 AM
Re: Beyond gold farming
Yeah, a big attack, exspecially if it manages to catch the notce of the mainstream press, would be a terrible thing, both for players as well as publishers. Thanks for calling out the additional vectors you've noticed; we've definiely seen evidence of some of these as well. Appreciate it!
tingfangyen
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tingfangyen,
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5/13/2016 | 3:55:00 PM
Beyond gold farming
Let's hope the answer isn't a "massive crippling attack" and we can get some attention before then! I agree that video games (and mobile games) are definitely a new and fruitful frontier for fraudsters. A few additional attack techniques we've observed at DataVisor in addition to the ones you list above are: renting out proxy servers to bypass reputation-based detection systems and simulate presences in different locations, virtual currency arbitrage, and criminals acting as in-app purchase brokers. The list keeps growing and I agree we need to shout "rules-based security is deeply flawed" from the rooftops. If game publishers don't start paying attention now, they will pay deeply from their own pockets.


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