With the rapid growth and technological advancements in the gaming industry the userbase increases year over year. As players immerse themselves into virtual worlds, this industry grapples with an array of risks, from data breaches to malicious attacks.
What You're Protecting
- User Data (Addresses, and Account Numbers)
- Company Data/Financials
- Digital Assets
- Intellectual Property
- Brand Reputation
The first and most prominent concern is the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats. Hackers, armed with sophisticated techniques, relentlessly target gaming companies, seeking access to valuable user data, intellectual property, and financial assets. With billions of dollars at stake, securing gaming platforms has become an imperative mission for developers and publishers.
Online multiplayer games, a cornerstone of the industry, are particularly vulnerable. The interconnected nature of these experiences provides fertile ground for cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in network infrastructures. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, in particular, have the potential to cripple online gameplay, frustrating users and tarnishing a company’s reputation.
Moreover, the rise of in-game economies and virtual currencies has introduced a new dimension of risk. These digital assets have become a prime target for cybercriminals, who employ various tactics, such as phishing and social engineering, to siphon off virtual wealth. The repercussions of such breaches extend beyond the virtual realm, impacting both the game’s economy and the trust of its player base.
Increase in web-application/gaming attacks
Number of massive gaming companies targeted by hackers
Percentage of global DDoS attacks were targeted at the gaming industry
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