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Gaming Company Certificates Stolen and Used to Attack Activists, Others

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April 12, 2013
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“At least 35 gaming developers involved in the MMORPG field (Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Games) have been hacked in the last year-and-a-half by the so-called Winnti group, with one of the primary goals being to steal their digital certificates to use in other attacks, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab. The attackers are also interested in mapping the network architectures — particularly the production servers — and stealing source code from the gaming developers, likely so that they can uncover vulnerabilities that would allow them to artificially propagate digital currency used in the games and convert it to real-world cash, the researchers say.”

Source:Gaming Company Certificates Stolen and Used to Attack Activists, Others | Threat Level | Wired.com