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24600 MMORG viruses

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Fortyniner, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Fortyniner

    Fortyniner Guest

    "In the first half of 2008, McAfee's researchers counted about 24,600 versions of one type of malicious code aimed at stealing passwords from a variety of so-called "massive multiplayer" online games, compared with 26,000 aimed at stealing banking passwords. That's compared to 2007, when only about 11,000 species of the game-password stealing Trojans were found, compared with 21,000 bank-password stealing varieties."

    Link to Forbes article
  2. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    Feb 13, 2006
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    dunno whats wrong with mine but normally i ping 15 to uo, now im pinging 350 and can barely move, out of the blue it jumped even after reboot
  3. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
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    Oct 1, 2006
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    It's a matter of morality. It's a lot harder to ruin someone's real life than to destroy a virtual one.
  4. GarthGrey

    GarthGrey Grand Inquisitor
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    Mar 18, 2003
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    It's a matter of the Punishment not fitting the Crime. As long as people continue to get a slap on the wrist for internet game hacking, the attempts will simply grow. It's just like shoplifting. As long as it remains a simple misdemeanor (sp?) it will continue. If "caught" hackers are underage, start tossing the parent/guardians in jail. It will drop from that alone.