Tag Archive: hackers

5-year-old exposes Xbox One security flaw

It’s not uncommon for kids to break things. It is, however, pretty special when what they break is the security of a hi-tech video game console. Kristoffer Von Hassel from San Diego’s Ocean… Continue reading

2014 starts with multiple attacks on gaming sites

The New Year is off to a lousy start for some of the gaming industry’s largest digital distribution sites. Valve’s Steam, EA’s Origin, and Blizzard’s Battle.net were the target of distributed denial of… Continue reading

Student gets year in jail for hacking school election

Politicians may occasionally get away with cheating in one form or fashion, but they’d better not try it at the California State University San Marcos. It just might earn them jail time. Matt… Continue reading

Hackers target World of Warcraft accounts

Malicious tomfoolery is afoot in Azeroth. Blizzard Entertainment has issued a warning to World of Warcraft players, noting that the number of unauthorized logins has been on the rise recently, a sign that… Continue reading

Hacker ‘fixes’ E.T., the worst game ever

New Mexico residents might want to grab their shovels. Those long buried copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the infamous Atari 2600 game that many believe contributed to the great North American video game… Continue reading

Government using games to recruit hackers

As foreign hackers probe the U.S. infrastructure grid in an effort to infiltrate and undermine the government, the Department of Homeland Security is looking for a few good gamers. Well, technically, it’s looking… Continue reading

Hackers find profit in entertainment databases

For years, hackers didn’t pay much attention to the websites and databases of entertainment companies, but since the intrusion into Sony’s PlayStation Network last May, it has been open season. Cyber criminals have… Continue reading

Hackers leak millions of PlaySpan accounts

Add PlaySpan to the ever-growing list of video game companies that have been targeted by hackers. Online thieves and mischief-makers have reportedly released details for two million accounts online, with players of World… Continue reading

Millions of World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft players at risk after server hack

Add Blizzard Entertainment to the long list of video game companies that have been hacked in the past 18 months. Mike Morhaime, president of the company behind titles such as World of Warcraft,… Continue reading

The U.S. Navy is looking for a few good video game hackers

The war on terror has taken an odd — and kind of fun — turn. The U.S. government has hired a white hat hacker collective to dig through used video game systems in… Continue reading