Three Sonic the Hedgehog games for Android devices that collectively have been downloaded well over a hundred million times are leaking users' geolocation and device data to uncertified servers.
Cyber-criminals have been spiking game apps, including several aimed at children, with malware that displays pornographic ads, pushes fake security apps, and registers users for premium services with permission.
Given the volumes of cash swashing around, it's no surprise that leisure and gaming industries have become a target for cyber-crime; new reports suggest there is growing interest on the Dark Web in attacks on the gaming industry.
Web application attacks have grown 69 percent compared to Q3 2016, up 30 percent on the previous quarter according to the Akamai Q3 State of the Internet Security Report.
A fake WhatsApp application that was downloaded one million times from the Google Play Store was observed advertising a malicious game app that infects users with secondary malware.
Has the one-armed bandit met its match in the sophisticated cyber-thief?
Trend Micro researchers found that cyber-criminals are using video game currency to launder real world money.
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More than 2.3 million users records were compromised as two separate gaming companies announced they suffered data breaches.
Online gaming can become a gateway into cyber-criminality for vulnerable young people, according to a report from CREST and the NCA which recommends strategies for diverting gamers into more socially useful activities.
Christmas hiccup on gaming platform exposed user information to others