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Google Play users blackmailed into giving good reviews

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Online games players are being bombarded with pop-up ads by an aggressive Trojan Android app. They are then conned into thinking that the ads will disappear if they give the app a bogus five-star review. As well as contravening Google Play Developer Policy on placing phoney reviews, it also has… Read more »

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Gamers suffer data breach

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If you have have teenage children – or heck, if you like a bit of gaming yourself – you may want to take note. It has been reported that, back in September 2015, an unidentified hacker exposed the account passwords, email and IP addresses of over 2.5m Xbox 360 and… Read more »

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Pikachu helps US police with their enquiries

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Not content with luring millions of sedentary teenagers outdoors for the first time in their lives, Pokémon Go has now also become a crime-busting tool. Law enforcement officers in America are attempting to snare wanted criminals by inviting them to hunt down rare Pokémon characters located in their police stations…. Read more »

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Queensland Police arrest man for allegedly hacking US gaming site

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A 21-year-old man alleged to have hacked a United States-based online gaming developer’s computer network has been arrested in Poona, Queensland by the Queensland Police Fraud and Cyber Crime Group. The alleged offences include hacking the US company’s computer network and accessing databases. The man is also said to be… Read more »

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