Customers scammed into buying discounted Nintendo Switch on Amazon

After the release of the Nintendo Switch, many Amazon customers were scammed out of hundreds of dollars. The Switch game console was release in 2017 by Nintendo causing a lot of excitement among gamers. The demand was so high for the new console that there were limited quantities available. Because of this high demand [...]

21 million victims in Google Play malware attack

The Google Play store was targeted by a vicious malware software. Malware is a software that scammers use to perform different types of fraud. This malware was named ExpensiveWall because it was found hidden in wallpaper apps. This scam affected more than 21 million Google Play users. It is to be the second-biggest attack [...]

Fake WhatsApp app dupes over a million Google Play users.

You may want to take a pause the next time you pick up your phone to make an app purchase. Smartphones and their accompanying apps are supposed to make our lives easier. Apps have become the new age problem solvers. Got an issue? There’s probably an app for that. But for many users, the [...]

Games giant, Disney, caught “slurping the kids’ data” without consent.

On August 3, 2017, Amanda Rushing, filed a class-action lawsuit against Disney. The suit alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Defendants in the lawsuit also include software developers Unity Technologies, Upsight Inc. and Kochava Inc. Websites and online services must abide by COPPA requirements if their content is intended for [...]

Gamers find fraudulent charges on their ea.com Origin’s accounts.

Over a three year period from 2012 to 2015, gamers were complaining that hackers were accessing their Electronic Arts (EA) Origin accounts. Origin is the EA online store and was launched in 2011. As of 2013, more than 50 million users had accounts on the site. Users took to Reddit.com, a social discussion site, [...]

Hacker group charged with felony fraud for stealing FIFA game currency.

In September 2015, the FBI raided the homes of four men of the hacker group, Rane Developments.  Over a two year period, the four men – Anthony Clark, Nicholas Castellucci, Ricky Miller, and Eaton Zveare – rigged their gaming consoles to hack into the EA Sports game, FIFA Ultimate Team. The hacks allowed the [...]

E.A. sued for false advertising, fraud, and theft.

E.A. investors are now suing the gaming giant, Electronic Arts, for false advertising. EA supposedly promised great results for Battlefield 4, their new game. This raised the E.A. stock but E.A. did not do their job well. After Battlefield 4 came out, problems with the game were seen right away. Players hit the internet [...]

Almost ¾ of a million of Australians affected by Sony hack.

Sony was excited to release their new PlayStation 4. Consumers quickly snatched up their new gaming equipment and began to play. Soon after the release, Sony sent out an email to some users instructing a password change. But Sony was too late, again. In fact, users had already begun to notice that their credit [...]

PlayStation false customer charges and Sony could not care less. This is rich!

Sony was excited to release their new PlayStation 4. Consumers quickly snatched up their new gaming equipment and began to play. Soon after the release, Sony sent out an email to some users instructing a password change. But Sony was too late, again. In fact, users had already begun to notice that their credit [...]

Sony breach could have been stopped.

There is a law in the United States called the Data Prevention Act. Sony’s data was breached and they were fined 250,000 dollars. This is because officials decided that this hack was a “serious breach” and “could have been prevented”. Sony, of course, denies this. Millions of gamers had their information hacked. Things such [...]