Monday, April 24, 2017

Gaming Websites Are Influencing The Next Generation of Cybercriminals

A recent report by the United Kingdoms' National Crime Agency claims that young people are being indoctrinated into hacking crimes via gaming cheat websites and modding forums.

One subject interviewed for the report did not think about potential victims and said he felt removed from any consequences because he did not feel what he was doing was criminal. Another subject said that his love of Call of Duty on the Xbox drove him to search out and share cheats for Xbox games. After becoming interested in 'modding’ his motivation to build a good reputation in his gaming community led him to frequent hacking forums. As his proficiency increased, he began to help other members develop their skills.