Jul 292014
 

W_S_Security

Great real world example of how the cyber-baddies out there attack video game companies.  Note: It’s a technical article with loads of security speak.

“Threat Group-3279[i] (TG-3279) targets the entertainment and video game industries. Based upon Portable Executable (PE) compile dates, domain name registrations, collection dates of tools, the threat actors’ activity on message boards, and activity observed by Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers during incident response engagements, TG-3279 appears to have been active since 2009. CTU researchers believe that TG-3279 is associated with the China Cracking Group and that the Laurentiu Moon and Sincoder personas are TG-3279 actors. Due to information gathered from targeted hosts, CTU researchers believe with medium confidence that TG-3279 focuses on the collection of video game source code to crack those games for free use, to develop tools to cheat at the games, or to use the source code for competing products. The best method for detecting TG-3279 activity is to look for modifications to system files, invalidly signed executables, and repeated non-existent domain (NXDomain) DNS replies…”

Read the full article from Dell SecureWorks website:

http://www.secureworks.com/cyber-threat-intelligence/threats/threat-group-3279-targets-the-video-game-industry/

Jul 022014
 
house pic This week Carla, Drew, Seamus, and a special guest Tim discuss Game Security, rare AMP drop locations (such as Trigger Fingers), how to get more boomboxes, community resources, and more!

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Jul 022014
 

W_S_Security

Our  team produced an excellent podcast in Episode 54 that covered all of the fun stuff about the world of Nexus as well as a great discussion on how spammers, bots, and hackers are currently impacting the Wildstar game play.  It was great to hear a discussion between players who truly care about the game express their opinions, concerns, and solutions to improve game play through better security safeguards.

I am a security guy.  I have been working in the information security field for over a decade and can understand the frustration with Carbine for not doing more about stopping those pesky spammers, bots, and hackers, but here’s the thing about security: Security is a Balance between keeping the players safe & happy and staying profitable to keep the business up and running. Continue reading »

Jun 202013
 

W_S_Security

We are the unofficial WSA!  We are the organization that will share security and fraud related content to make your travels across Nexus safe and enjoyable. We have a crack staff that have worked at two of the top five banks in the United States and have been CISSP certified for years.  In the days leading up to and after the release of Wildstar we’ll be sharing information on various topics that will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Account and Password safety
  2. Credit Card safety
  3. Phishing emails
  4. Gold Farmers
  5. Power Leveling
  6. Bots
  7. Malware

We will not tap your phones or monitor your email like other agencies, so we need to hear from you for topics you would like to see the WSA cover. Let us know in the comments!