5 years for swatter who caused a man’s death for a Twitter handle

We look at the history of doxing and swatting, and talk about the most recent awful example of someone losing their life to this tactic.

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A week in security (June 28 – July 4)

A roundup of all the most interesting cybersecurity news stories, articles, and happenings of the previous seven days.

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Is it game over for VR advergaming?

An ad trial in paid-for VR game Blaston has… not go well. Is it a temporary setback, or has Advergaming met its end-of-level boss?

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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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