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Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming

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December 9, 2013
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“To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency’s impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs.

That vision of spycraft sparked a concerted drive by the NSA and its UK sister agency GCHQ to infiltrate the massive communities playing online games, according to secret documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.”

Source: Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming | World news | theguardian.com