Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Online Gamers target of Virus authors

I was kind of amazed to hear this but it kind of makes sense. As the primary target of virus authors the online gamer has emerged. Even the virus discovered on the space station some weeks back was targeted to online gamers. According to NOD32-producer Eset Win32/PSW.OnLineGames was with 13 Prozent the #1 Virus in July. Even McAfee estimates that a stolen WoW account is worth $10 and worth mroe than a stolen credit card data, which is valued 50 Cents (!!) nowadays.

Here is a nice report that McAfee has put together: http://www.mcafee.com/us/local_content/white_papers/threat_center/wp_online_gaming.pdf