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Do antivirus software impact gaming performance?

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Are you an avid gamer? Even if you are not one, you will agree to the common notion that antivirus software affects the performance of computer games. It is a known fact now that gamers share a complicated relationship with anti-virus software. Most gamers try to stay clear of antivirus...

New malware via gaming portals may affect thousands of personal computers

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Gamers beware. A report by Chinese cybersecurity researchers recently discovered a malicious botnet campaign that infected hundreds of thousands of systems. This botnet campaign was spread through malware via pirate gaming portals. The attack has been traced back to a China-based cybercrime group called DoubleGun which has amassed thousands of...

Poulight- An info-stealing trojan might be teaching you how to play Minecraft

 June 22, 2020

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Poulight is an info-stealer trojan which most probably originated in Russia. It is written in the .NET and can collect sensitive information and deliver it to cybercriminals. Ever since its first appearance, it has been growing substantially and taking different forms. The main Infection vector remains spear-phishing emails. It was...

Can playing video games on the PC cause cyberattacks?

 March 12, 2020
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The video gaming industry has become the foremost entertainment medium worldwide as evidenced by its valuation. The market is estimated to reach an estimated $179.1 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2019 to 2024. And yet, perhaps because of its denotation as an ‘entertainment’ medium, the...