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Account Takeover Vulnerability Found in Popular EA Games Origin Platform

Account Takeover Vulnerability Found in Popular EA Games Origin Platform

June 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
A popular gaming platform used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide has been found vulnerable to multiple security flaws that could have allowed remote hackers to takeover players' accounts and steal sensitive data. The vulnerabilities in question reside in the "Origin" digital distribution platform developed by Electronic Arts (EA)—the world's second-largest gaming company with over 300 million users—that allows users to purchase and play some of the most popular video games including Battlefield, Apex Legends, Madden NFL, and FIFA. The Origin platform also manages users EA Games account authentication and allows them to find friends, join games, and manage their profiles. Discovered by researchers at Check Point and CyberInt, the vulnerabilities when chained together could have allowed attackers to hijack gamer's EA account just by convincing them into opening an official webpage from the EA Games website. To perform this attack, as shown in th
Hilarious! Paid Jailbreak for Nintendo Switches Includes Anti-Piracy Code

Hilarious! Paid Jailbreak for Nintendo Switches Includes Anti-Piracy Code

June 28, 2018Swati Khandelwal
It's hilarious that pirates are using anti-piracy measures to protect its own paid software that helps others to run pirated games on Nintendo Switches. Hacking group Team Xecuter —the developers of Nintendo Switch jailbreaking software SX OS that helps gamers play homebrewed and pirated games on the console—has itself been caught using anti-piracy measures in its own code that can brick your Switch, if it detects you are trying to crack it for unauthorized distribution. If you own a Nintendo Switch, you must be aware that to fight piracy on the console, the company has an anti-piracy measure in place that uses encrypted certificates to verify a game's legitimacy. If it detects any pirated game or modified console, the Switch immediately gets banned from the company's online servers. To bypass these restrictions, developers’ groups like Team Xecuter (TX) offer jailbreaking software that enables gamers to play pirated games on the gaming console. Earlier this mont
Hackers Plan to Ruin Christmas Eve for Millions of PlayStation and Xbox Live Gamers

Hackers Plan to Ruin Christmas Eve for Millions of PlayStation and Xbox Live Gamers

December 17, 2015Wang Wei
Remember the notorious hacker group Lizard Squad that spoiled last Christmas holidays of many game lovers by knocking the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live offline with apparent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks? But, Will you be able to Play Xbox and PlayStation Game this Christmas? Probably Not. Because a new hacking group is threatening to carry out similar attacks by taking down the Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network for a week during Christmas. Be Ready this Christmas for Attacks on PSN and XBox LIVE In a series of tweets, a bunch of DDoS hackers calling themselves " Phantom Group " (@PhantomSquad) announced that they will disrupt the XBox Live and PlayStation networks in a coordinated DoS attack. The attacks could prevent millions of gamers worldwide from enjoying their newly opened Christmas gifts and accessing games online. Also Read: PlayStation 4 Jailbreak Confirms . Here are the tweets by Phantom Squad: We are goi
4th Member of 'Xbox Underground' Group Pleads Guilty to $100 Million Theft

4th Member of 'Xbox Underground' Group Pleads Guilty to $100 Million Theft

April 03, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Fourth and final member of an international hacking group called " Xbox Underground " (XU) has pled guilty to steal more than $100 Million in intellectual property and data from Microsoft, Epic Games, and Valve Corporation. In addition, the group also stole an Apache helicopter simulator developed by Zombie Studios (''Zombie") for the U.S. Army and gained access to the U.S. Army's computer network. Austin Alcala , a 19-year-old of McCordsville, Indiana, along with two other Americans and a Canadian, has found guilty to charges of computer hacking conspiracies and criminal copyright infringement involving theft of information related to then-unreleased Xbox One gaming console and Xbox Live games. All the other members of the hacking group have been pleaded guilty before. Two members, Sanadodeh Nesheiwat , 28, and David Pokora , 22, pleaded guilty last September, while a third member, Nathan Leroux , 20, pleaded guilty to the same conspira
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