Category: Gaming

  • This Ransomware tells users to play a popular Japanese game – That’s all

    You might have heard countless tales of hackers using malicious ransomware forcing users to pay huge amounts of money but not today. Today, we bring you a unique kind of ransomware which forces its victims to make a high score of at least 200 million points in popular Japanese video game TH12. According to Malware […]

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    Gaming giant GameStop’ website hacked; credit card data stolen

    Earlier today, the Video game giant GameStop confirmed that their official website was compromised and hackers might have been able to steal user’s credentials including credit cards information and other customer data. According to GameStop, an investigation is already underway aiming at what went wrong. “GameStop recently received notification from a third party that it […]

  • Blizzard’s World of Warcraft fans hit by phishing scam

    Hackers have centered their attention towards a famous game “World of Warcraft, ” and things aren’t looking good for its fans. According to the Graham Cluley, hackers are conducting phishing attacks on gamers using two types of emails to steal their login credentials. The viscous scheme: Hackers are sending emails to World of Warcraft players making them […]

  • Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, Thanks to iOS 9.3 Webkit Exploit

    Having a high-profile and so very sought-after device like Nintendo Switch is a risky deal as cyber-criminals are always on the hunt of salient vulnerabilities in these devices to fulfill their malicious goals. No matter how strong the defenses of these high-end devices may be, hackers would find a way to bypass them. Same has […]

  • 640,000 Decrypted PlayStation Accounts Being Sold on DarkWeb

    Researchers are claiming that Dark Web marketplaces may be disappearing after the cyber attack by Anonymous on 10,000 websites last month but as far as hackers are concerned things are otherwise. Last week Last week HackRead exclusively reported on a vendor selling over 1 million Gmail and Yahoo accounts on a Dark Web marketplace. Now, […]

  • EA Servers Go Down; Battlefield 1 Servers Facing Outage

    If you are wondering what is going on with Battlefield 1 then you are not alone, EA servers are down impacting Battlefield 1’s players in the United States and Europe with connectivity issues on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The outage began around 4 pm today blocking players from online activities. The users, confused with the […]

  • PSP and Xbox Forums Hacked; 2.5 Million User Accounts Stolen

    Around 2.5 million Xbox and Playstation account holders are in trouble since after a year of getting their personal and account details stolen from the forum, now their data has been leaked online by hackers. The forums from where the data was stolen are Xbox 360 ISO and PSP ISO. These two forums are dedicated […]

  • Users reporting Electronic Arts (EA) servers are doing

    Electronic Arts users are taking their questions on Twitter wondering why they are unable to connect to the servers. The service interruption started about two hours ago and since then users have been reporting the issue to the official support Twitter account of Electronic Arts. In a reply to one of those tweets, the EA support […]

  • Hackers Leak 1.5 Million ESEA Player Records after Demanding $50k as Ransom

    E-Sports Entertainment Association, popularly known as ESEA is a well-known video gaming community. In fact, it is one of the largest of all video gaming communities across the globe. It is, therefore, not surprising that malicious cyber-criminals would look for a way to attack this particular platform. According to reports, ESEA website was hacked on […]

  • CNN Report Shows Fallout 4 Screenshots to Explain Russian Hacking Scheme

    No matter how hard you try, nowadays it is literally impossible to explain what computer hacking entails only because the scope of hacking has become so vast and far-reaching. This is why whenever we read or see in news reports about computer hacks, we only get to see images of keyboards or monitors showing a […]

  • Tumblr Attackers Now threatening to Ruin Christmas for Xbox Users with DDoS Attacks

    A group is claiming to have carried out a successful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Tumblr due to which the site went down this week and as a result, Tumblr was down on Wednesday for over 2 hours. This group of attackers goes by the handle of R.I.U. Star Patrol who state that they targeted […]

  • Steam and Origin Servers Down? Phantom Squad and PoodleCorp Claim Responsibility

    The famous DDoS attackers from Phantom Squad have claimed responsibility for conducting a series of powerful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) on Steam and online gaming platform Origin servers. Now, you must be wondering why? Well, that’s simply because Christmas is coming and for some reason unbeknown to anyone other than them, these attackers have developed a habit of targeting online […]

  • DDoS Attack by Phantom Squad: EA, Battlefield 1 servers go down

    If you are an Electronic Arts (EA) customer then don’t worry you are not alone since tons of other users are also complaining about EA servers being down. At the moment it is unclear what’s exactly going on but we can confirm that there hasn’t been any official tweet from EA Support twitter handle. It could be […]

  • Users Reporting Electronic Arts and PlayStation Servers are Down

    Are you unable to access your Electronic Arts and PlayStation Network account? Well, welcome to the party since you are not alone. A growing number of users are reporting on Twitter that they can’t access their accounts and it is unclear what is really going on.  Looking at the official help account of Playstation one can see […]

  • PlayStation users: “Our accounts are being hacked”; Sony denies foul play

    Having trouble accessing your PlayStation Network account? You are not alone but Sony is denying suffering any security breach. A number of PSN users are complaining that their accounts are getting blocked and hacked — Sony, on the other hand, denies a there was a hack. In the last couple of days, a growing number […]

  • Electronic Arts (EA) Blocks Origin-Based Games in Myanmar

    Origin-Based Games Blocked by Electronic Arts (EA) in Myanmar — Five other Countries are already blocked including Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Ukraine. If you are in Myanmar and can’t access Origin-based games then it’s not some DDoS attack on Electonic Arts servers, it’s just that the company has blocked origin games in your country. […]

  • Electronic Arts, EA Servers Down Again (Updated)

    USERS ARE TWEETING THAT ELECTRONIC ARTS (EA) SERVERS ARE DOWN — A RECENT TWEET FROM EA SAYS THEY ARE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. Electronic Arts (EA) users are facing connectivity issues that won’t let them sign in, connect to the server or play games. A tweet from EA official support account shows the company is […]

  • Electronic Arts (EA) servers are down; Users are angry (Updated)

    Users are tweeting that Electronic Arts (EA) servers are down — A recent tweet from EA says they are aware of the issue. Electronic Arts (EA) users in Europe and the US are reporting that they are facing connectivity issues that won’t let them sign in, connect to the server or play games. A tweet from […]

  • Youth Kills self after losing League of Legends game online

    The boy was found with a rope around his neck — According to his uncle and initial police report he accepted choking challenge after losing the game — The death may have been witnessed by three other gamers through the webcam. A 13-year-old boy died less than 24 hours after being found in his father’s […]