Online Videogames and Viruses

There was an interesting article from BBC news today that’s not specifically about Travian but that might be interesting to Travian players, talking about how virus writers are increasingly targeting online gamers.

Steven Davis, chief of game security firm Secure Play, said: “Online game account information has been an increasingly lucrative target for crooks as they can steal the account or loot game currency.”

“Crooks also use stolen credit cards for gold farming which has become a much more serious problem,” he said. “They are attacking games because it is easy and there is no real interest from law enforcement.”

Mr Evans from Microsoft said gamers could follow some simple steps to avoid having their account stolen.

“Never log onto a game account unless you are on a machine that you trust,” he said. “And never download cheats or cracks from websites.”

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