Resident Evil 8 just the latest game plagued by fake demos and early access scams

We look at the rise in video game scams promising early access to upcoming titles, but delivering nothing but phishing and malware

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A week in security (August 17 – 23)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from August 17 – 23, including our Enduring from Home report, and the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare security.

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A brief history of video game saves and data modification

We look at a history of saving game data in video games, and how it usually provides modders and hackers with the best chance of tampering with game data.

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Discord users tempted by bots offering “free Nitro games”

We look at a wave of bots promoting free games on Discord. But is everything as it seems?

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Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

We take a look at a pressure-filled phishing attempt sent to players of the Elder Scrolls Online video game.

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Fresh “video games” site welcomes new users with Steam phish

A recent Steam phishing campaign caught our eye, but looking deeper, we found it’s been around for a few months. We investigate the phish to show users how to spot the telltale signs of social engineering.

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Video game portrayals of hacking: NITE Team 4

We take a look at a game aimed at giving players the most realistic interpretation of hacking possible. How well does it stack up to the real thing?

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Humble Bundle alerts customers to subscription reveal bug

Humble Bundle is sending emails to subscribers due to information being revealed by a bug. How bad it is? We take a look.

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Fortnite gamers targeted by data theft malware

If you’ve ever been tempted to cheat at Fortnite, think again—with the release of season six of the popular video game, we found a data theft malware masquerading as a cheat tool, ready to steal your browser sessions, cookies, and even your Bitcoin.

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Happy anniversary to Dreamcast…and its scams

On the 20th anniversary of Dreamcast, we take a trip down memory lane; specifically, years of scams tied to the beloved console.

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