The Month: Online multiplayer games at risk from hackers

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Online multiplayer games are at increasing risk from hackers, according to a Microsoft security development engineer.

Games such as World of Warcraft, Project Entropia and Everquest provide a likely avenue for criminals, as characters and equipment can be sold on the black market for real cash - often in excess of £5,000. "The police are really good at understanding 'someone stole my credit card and ran up a ...

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