Microsoft warns game developers of security risk


All too familiar with hackers looking to exploit security flaws in its software, Microsoft warned video game developers on Monday that their PC games are now a target for criminals.

Popular massively multiplayer online games, such as "World of Warcraft," have created a market for valuable game identities loaded with gold or other hard-earned forms of in-game currency that can be used to buy new weapons, magic spells or other trappings to advance within the game.

Using malware or software designed to infiltrate a computer system, hackers steal account information for users of MMO games and then sell off virtual gold, weapons and other items for real money. Microsoft warns game developers of security risk - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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