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Stalker Online hacked! Over one million gamers’ passwords made available for download

More than one million players of the video game Stalker Online have been put at risk after hackers offered them for sale on the darknet.

How to protect your Nintendo account from hackers with two-step verification (2SV)

Nintendo, like many other companies, offers two-step verification (2SV) to help users protect their online accounts from hackers.

Here’s what you need to know.

Crazy cryptomining Cooking Mama rumours spread as game pulled from Nintendo Switch online store

This weekend rumours circulated that the Nintendo Switch video game “Cooking Mama: Cookstar” contained code that would secretly hijack the game console’s processing power to mine for cryptocurrency.

Probably not the kind of think you expect as you attempt to conjour up everything from burritos to Baked Alaska.

$20,000 up for grabs in Xbox Live security hole hunt

Microsoft is inviting gamers, security researchers, and technologists to pit their wits against the Xbox network in the search for security vulnerabilities.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Ubisoft takes DDoS-for-hire website to court over attacks on video game servers

Video game maker Ubisoft gas filed a lawsuit against the alleged operators of a DDoS-for-hire website, claiming they are “well aware of the harm” the service has caused for the company, after its Rainbow Six: Siege servers were disrupted.

Untitled Goose Game security hole could have allowed hackers to wreak havoc

The highly popular “Untitled Goose Game” has been found to be vulnerable to an attack that could allow hackers to run malicious code on your computer.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Operation ShadowHammer: Hackers planted malware code in video games

Hackers infected Asian video game software houses by poisoning developer tools, leaving game players with trojanised code running on their computers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey suffers DDoS attack at launch

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the action role-playing video game set in Ancient Greece, had its launch on Friday disrupted by crippling distributed denial-of-service attacks.

You’ll have to disable a recommended Android security setting to install Fortnite

Encouraging Android users to download apps from non-official sources is not a good idea from the security point of view, but Epic Games wants to maximise its profits.

Cyberpunk 2077 developers blackmailed after hackers steal plans for upcoming video game

An unnamed group of hackers have targeted a developer of highly popular video games.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

The free Nintendo Switch emulator you stumbled upon? Sorry, it’s a fake!

If you want to play a game available for Nintendo Switch, you should just buy a Nintendo Switch. You shouldn’t go online looking for free workarounds or substitutes.

David Bisson reports.

FBI says FIFA Ultimate Team console game hackers stole millions in virtual currency

Theft, even if virtual, is still theft.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Pokémon Go for Windows? Beware ransomware!

Ransomware disguises itself as a version of Pokémon Go for Windows in an attempt to lure unsuspecting game players.

David Bisson reports.

Drupalgeddon hits Warframe – nearly 800,000 gamers’ account details being sold on the net

Are you a fan of Warframe?

Is so, Digital Extremes, the company behind the popular online game has some bad news for you.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Pokémon GO goes down. Hackers claim responsibility

Both the OurMine and PoodleCorp hacking gangs appear to be taking credit for Pokémon GO being offline over the weekend.

But might there be a more down-to-earth explanation?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Couldn’t care less about Pokémon Go? Get this Chrome extension

Chrome users may be interested in a new browser extension called PokeGone: Remove Pokemon from the Internet! Sick and tired of hearing about Pokemon? PokeGone will take care of that! This extension will stop your eyes from seeing grown adults raving on about Pokemon – simple as. Remove all traces of Pokemon from the internet